Man this took a while. Been playing with this for nearly 2 days trying to figure out a formula to get the plain sawn red oak to match the QSRO stain. It's not easy because the woods are very different from each other. Using the same schedule didn't work. I was hoping to get an out of the can solution but I couldn't find a mixture that would work. I made trouble for myself because I sanded the stain a bit to remove it from the flecks and rays and that imparted a peach coloration in the color. And that's been the problem. The regular OK won't get dark enough and still have that peach tone to it.
So today I went to my color guy and picked up the batch of dye and stain I'd need to complete the finishing of the doorway and windows. Still didn't have a formula or finishing schedule to do it. I asked him what I could do to have a stain that had a peach or pink overtone. He thought a bit and said try mixing some yellow and orange dyes together. He gave me 3 ounces of each.
I mixed one cap full of each into 10 oz of stain base. Whoa.... That's a pretty bright color. And I added another 15 oz of stain base to it and that muted it a lot.
So I tried a schedule of
Dark Oak dye, scuff with 150. That lightens the flat areas while leaving the recessed grain alone, keeping it darker.
Then I do a second round of the Dark Oak dye and scuff again.
Since it dries in under a couple minutes I put on the stain and leave it for 1:45 minutes and wipe it off. Trying to get to a certain darkness and each pc of wood is different so I rely on my eye to determine how much to wipe to get to the right darkness.
After the stain has been wiped down I wait about a minute and apply the "peach" stain and wipe it immediately.
Then I wait 20-25 minutes and use 220 grit to very lightly scuff the color. Then clear coat. It's a very good match, not perfect mind you. But I can't see me getting it any closer with such different graining of the different Oaks.