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black smoke finish on maple flame or burl


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on my next project i was thinking of making the neck and body out of curly or flame maple. Ive seen black finish flame maple tops and they can look awesome!

What i was wondering would be how to colour the wood into a black smoke effect with dark black and silvery/grey patches just like you see in a billowing cloud of smoke.

I was thinking that it would have to be lightly stained a grey sort of colour first, then rubbed down and a black stain or finish applied to get the effect. so you get the holographic effect that you get with maple but in a smokey colour and effect.

Has anyone got any ideas?

It would be to go on a custom flying V, and so look really cool.


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