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Jan 24th, 2008 at 11:19am
 
OK, I've never heard of this technique before but it sounds interesting.  Borrowing a pic from Bernie, Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register how long does this take to accomplish?  Is it permanent? 
As I understand it, you place the turning in a bucket with a cup that contains a few drops of ammonia, and cover it up.  Anyone have anymore information on this technique?
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Reply #1 - Jan 24th, 2008 at 11:40am
 
I gotta watch this one and see where it goes leo....i seen the pic also and sounds interesting ..if anything else would make a good sinus cleaner using the ammonia!...lol

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Reply #2 - Jan 24th, 2008 at 11:57am
 
Might be the same process for fuming oak

All you really need to do is make a small plastic tent to contain the vapors, (they'll harmful so be careful), place in a glass dish of ammonia, place in your piece and that's really it.   

How long depends on the strength of the ammonia.
Ace hardware sells an "industrial Strength" (10%) ammonia. You don't want to mess with the 29% stuff cause it will kill you.

The tannins are reacting to the ammonia, so wood with a high tannin content works the best.
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Reply #3 - Jan 24th, 2008 at 11:59am
 
How do you go about rolling the ammonia and wood then keep it smoldering
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Reply #4 - Jan 24th, 2008 at 12:02pm
 
You are not really "smoking" it, you are fuming it.  Think of "smoked" meats, but instead of smoke you have vapors
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Reply #5 - Jan 24th, 2008 at 12:42pm
 
Seein' as how I hadn't heard about this before, you've got me hooked on giving it a try.  Thanks (I think) for the idea.  I'm happy to share my experience with the process; hope you'll do the same.

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Reply #6 - Jan 24th, 2008 at 2:09pm
 
Ron Sardo wrote on Jan 24th, 2008 at 12:02pm:
You are not really "smoking" it, you are fuming it.  Think of "smoked" meats, but instead of smoke you have vapors


Guess I should have put a smiley there sometimes hard to show sarcasm or smart a**
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Reply #7 - Jan 24th, 2008 at 2:53pm
 
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Seein' as how I hadn't heard about this before, you've got me hooked on giving it a try.  Thanks (I think) for the idea.  I'm happy to share my experience with the process; hope you'll do the same.



It a common technique used in darkening Mission Furniture.


Tom Davis wrote on Jan 24th, 2008 at 2:09pm:
Ron Sardo wrote on Jan 24th, 2008 at 12:02pm:
You are not really "smoking" it, you are fuming it.  Think of "smoked" meats, but instead of smoke you have vapors


Guess I should have put a smiley there sometimes hard to show sarcasm or smart a**


Sorry, I missed the joke Embarrassed
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Reply #8 - Jan 24th, 2008 at 4:09pm
 
No big deal Ron and some time try lighting that salmon  Grin
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Reply #9 - Jan 24th, 2008 at 6:54pm
 
Tom Davis wrote on Jan 24th, 2008 at 4:09pm:
No big deal Ron and some time try lighting that salmon Grin

where you get large paper  Cool Cool Grin Grin
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Reply #10 - Jan 24th, 2008 at 7:20pm
 
Boy, you can tell how dense I am, I finally got it.
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Reply #11 - Jan 24th, 2008 at 8:50pm
 
ddt frederick holsclaw wrote on Jan 24th, 2008 at 6:54pm:
Tom Davis wrote on Jan 24th, 2008 at 4:09pm:
No big deal Ron and some time try lighting that salmon  Grin

where you get large paper  Cool Cool Grin Grin



Go to the papyrus store  Grin Grin Grin
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Reply #12 - Jan 24th, 2008 at 9:29pm
 
So, does the item have to be fully dried?  Can you use this technique on a wet piece?
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Reply #13 - Jan 24th, 2008 at 9:42pm
 
Never tried it wet, but is should. The fuming isn't very deep and would sand off. So doing your sanding first.
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Reply #14 - Jan 24th, 2008 at 9:54pm
 
Is there a list of woods high in tannins?  I'm hearing acacia and oak, but what are some others?  Sounds like it just might be time to experiment.
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