n8rofwyo Posted August 9, 2005 Report Share Posted August 9, 2005 I recently purchased a cheap piece of flamed maple to give a drop top a go. This will be my first attempt at the stain and sand back method. Initially I sanded the top to 220 then stained the top emerald green. I then sanded this back with 320 - had pretty good grain definition - and wiped on a peacock blue. The thing is, that from one angle the figure "jumps" at you just like it should, but when the top is shifted under the light it grows pretty faint. I have read the tutorials, and searches aren't producing anything that helps. I just don't know if this is common, or if I just haven't added enough dye to darken the grain. Or maybe I just have crap wood, which is entirely possible, since I bought this piece as an experiment more or less. The only other thing I can add is that most of the change occurs right at the book match. I know pics would help alot, but I can't get to the shop to take them right now. I just figured that those of you who have done this might know one way or the other just from a description. TIA, and we'll call this my one "stupid question" of the month! Nate Robinson Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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