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Old 11-06-2017, 09:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Is there a way to darken Cocobolo?
Was hoping for darker deeper orange.
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Old 11-06-2017, 10:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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You may find that it will darken up in time as it is exposed to light. . The final coloration may not be predictable, though. . However, it will be brownish-reddish-orangish.
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Those dramatic orange and purple stripes of fresh cut cocobolo seem to be the first to go away as the wood darkens.


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You may find that it will darken up in time as it is exposed to light. . The final coloration may not be predictable, though. . However, it will be brownish-reddish-orangish.
Agree. Give it time and light. You will be happy.
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Try blo on a test piece
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You may try light passes of a blow torch, not enough to scorch or burn. Works with purple heart.
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Thank Yiu for the suggestions.
I will give all a try. They have been turned for 5 days now and really don't seem to be darkening. It's an order for 10 and some are really lite tan to dark on some. They were pretty even in color before I started on them so maybe they will turn darker with time and light.
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