..vinegar & wood.. looks kinda good..

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by fabi, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. fabi

    fabi Junior Member

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    hey guys..

    ..while joking around with some knive-building-tests over the last days and trying to colorize blades in different ways, i put some natural wood into vinegar for fun, and it came out very nice.. a blue-grey tint which goes trough to the core and brings out the grain..

    left it in vinegar for about 12 hours..
    no additional treatment so far..

    smelled like fish, but after washing & covering with linseed oil, it´s bearable..:D

    ..don´t know how it changes over time, but it looks damn cool so far!

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    cheers,
    fabi
     

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  2. bigdh2000

    bigdh2000 Administrator

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    Cool. Let me know how it wears.
     

  3. ruthiexxxx

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    Interesting. I might try that
     
  4. Drew_Bilbrey

    Drew_Bilbrey Drew Bilbrey

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    I'm interested in trying this as well. Very cool!
     
  5. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    Um, Fabi? I think your slingshot is, like, um... blue. And that's okay, man, you know, blue is like kinda kewl for a fish. Tuna is blue when it still has its skin and stuff. So this could, you know, be a tuna fork. Or a tuning fork? Can it tune a piano and tuna fish? Um... Where was I?

    -Wild Bill
     
  6. fabi

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    ..i think, you´re as blue as tuna by the moment :p

    ..in germany, being blue means "totally wasted" :D

    ..cheers!
     
  7. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    Actually, I knew that. I'm glad you got the joke. Cheers!

    -Wild Bill
     
  8. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    What kind of vinegar?
     
  9. ruthiexxxx

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    I think for the superior sort of fork it should be cask-aged balsamic vinegar from the Umbrian region.
     
  10. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Cool! I need to try that.
     
  11. dinobuddy

    dinobuddy Senior Member

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    What kind of wood was this?
     
  12. Whittler

    Whittler New Member

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    If you add steel wool, a little used coffee grounds to the vinegar and let it sit for roughly 12 hours you will get a fairly nice "Barnwood effect" After 12 hours the mixture will go to a rust color though, so you have to watch it careful.
     
  13. Courier

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    Thank you for sharing this interesting information, Fabi!
     
  14. Exigent

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    Might try this with a board cut, very cool.
     
  15. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth

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    Very interesting, doesnt it degrade the structural strength?
     
  16. FilipNilssob

    FilipNilssob Lactose is my Kryptonite

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    I wouldn't ver think of that! It looks great too, Maybe it'll look good on a knife handle???
     
  17. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    Its oak
    The same result with iron
     
  18. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    Iron nails with oak stuff and water
     
  19. wbap

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    you should try a stress test do a scrap part of that wood then put it in a clap with the strongest band set you shoot with and see how it holds up when you pull back on the bands.
     
  20. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    It´s a hard way to get blue with vinegar, but you got it.:D