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post #1 of 7 Old 12-12-2007, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
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How do they do stuff like the blue guitar on this link
http://www.grizzly.com/catalog/2007/Main/393
what do you need to make stuff like that and are there any links, books, or articles that could help me?
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The way I know of is to apply a really dark stain, sand it very lightly, apply whatever color you're going for and then clear coat it.
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I believe dyes are used for the "deeper" effect like what you posted.
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There are pictures in my gallery of some experiments I was working on with dies and curly maple. I was making some custom pick guards for guitars at the time. I just used a water based die (trade secret here...Easter egg die). I put one of pictures of a test piece at the bottom.

Another member Charles Neil posted a video on how to make tiger maple pop. Maybe between the 2 techniques you can come up with something. Edit: I tried to link that specific video, but it did not work. It is here (along with alot of other cool stuff) http://www.antiquesbuiltdaily.com/tips.htm .
The tiger maple video is under the "sanding/finishing" heading.
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From the same catalog (see bottom of page):

http://www.grizzly.com/catalog/2007/Main/369
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Another member Charles Neil posted a video on how to make tiger maple pop. Maybe between the 2 techniques you can come up with something. Edit: I tried to link that specific video, but it did not work. It is here (along with alot of other cool stuff) http://www.antiquesbuiltdaily.com/tips.htm .
The tiger maple video is under the "sanding/finishing" heading.
Well that's the link of the day! Thanks!
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Well that's the link of the day! Thanks!
Here is another, Charles home page http://www.antiquesbuiltdaily.com/. There is some real eye candy in the galleries.
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