Accelerate darkening of cherry
I'm working on a pepper mill that I hope to end up looking like a two tone baseball bat. One half was made of maple and the other half is made of cherry. After I turned the cherry, it has very little contrast to the maple. I know it will darken with age, but I've only got until Christmas. What can I do to accelerate the darkening? Since it will be used to dispense pepper, I'd rather not use poisonous chemicals. Will exposure to sun alone do the trick. How about a UV light?