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KenB259

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Citizen pen, 1st one of these for me. Violet and gold double dyed stabilized maple with just a touch of spalting. I did the stabilizing myself. Comments and critiques always welcome.
 
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Larryreitz

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Well now, you just keep hitting home runs. At first look I thought this was a resin/wood hybrid. Double dyed and stabilized makes it even more interesting. Thanks for showing.
 

KMCloonan

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Very Nice Ken! I have never considered dying/stabilizing maple (I have dyed/stabilized maple burl), but your results are excellent and I will reconsider. I assume you started with purple first - can I ask about how long you let it soak in the dye before baking it? I'm guessing maple is slow to absorb the resin...

I really like the Citizen kit too. Thanks for sharing.
 

KenB259

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Very Nice Ken! I have never considered dying/stabilizing maple (I have dyed/stabilized maple burl), but your results are excellent and I will reconsider. I assume you started with purple first - can I ask about how long you let it soak in the dye before baking it? I'm guessing maple is slow to absorb the resin...

I really like the Citizen kit too. Thanks for sharing.
Actually I have had pretty food luck with maple. I let it soak one end for about 90 minutes, in violet, baked it then stabilized it in gold died cactus juice. I wasn’t sure about the color combo, but I’m very pleased with how it turned out.
 
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