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Couple of quick questions...

1) Since some dyes are water based and you basically add the dye to water until you get the desired results, can regular food coloring be used? Has anyone tried this? I am asking because food coloring is less expensive than TransTint.

2) After waiting for a water based dye to dry completely, can the wood then be glued? For example...if I were making a cutting board out of maple could I use different colors on each strip and then glue up the boards?

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Many food colors are not very permanent. They quickly fade. Try it on some scrap, put it in the sun for a period of time and see how it looks.
 

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Dyed woods can be glued quite easily. Since there are no binders in dyes (like a stain has) the glue works fine.
 
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