Hi MarC, What i do to get the deep color is to use water based anniline dye,i guess you can use the other solvents as well if you use the right formula to dissolve powder. I guess Woodcraft sells it under the name of transtint or something like that name.
I get the blank down as smooth as possible using dry mm to 12000.
i then apply dye with a cheapo throw away glue brush,makes sure it is evenly applied.Wait a couple minutes to like 5. Take brown paper bag fold up like you apply c/a and sand smooth till dry and very little color comes off on brown paper (do not use sand paper).Wait about 1/2 hour till evry thing cools down.Then apply your c/a,something you do very well and can make it so much better then mine,,but i`ll get ya.. Carl
I sure like your dye jobs Carl! Very nice with that Maple. I'm gonna try that.
As far as the CA finish, you might try medium or thick CA instead of thin - that one change made a big difference for me. Or you could try the BLO/CA finish - that makes the very nicest finish and is the easiest for me, but I sometimes get cloudiness in the finish when using BLO so I quit doing that, but I sure did like the finish.
Hi, i tried thick before,that was a disaster i stick to thin,,never tried medium or blo. I got a can of BLO at the store the other day,waiting to get some small applicator bottles before i spill a gallon on my work,i`m such a clutch. Carl