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Sep 28th, 2016 at 9:20pm
 
Ok, I have a project I trying to get things together for. It's going to be a small segmented vessel that I need one row that will be 1/4" high that need to be blue! I'm looking at 18 segment and about 3" diameter. Am I going to have to glue a bunch of thin veneer together to make the 1/4" or is there another way. Suggestions PLEASE Smiley
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Re: Blue wood
Reply #1 - Sep 29th, 2016 at 12:18am
 
Depending of the wood species, a vaccumm chamber and son blue dye might do the job.... might
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Reply #2 - Oct 5th, 2016 at 12:35pm
 
Try pen blanks!
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Reply #3 - Oct 5th, 2016 at 6:08pm
 
You could use aniline dye to dye the wood before you cut the segments, but when you turn the ring round, you will likely turn through the dye. As Walt mentioned, you could try pen blanks that have been pressure dyed. You could also go with an acrylic or corian. Either would be blue all the way through. I've done this to get black, white and red ring and it works very well.
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Re: Blue wood
Reply #4 - Oct 6th, 2016 at 9:56am
 
You can try to buy some blue satin pine (natural), but it is pretty soft and cause problems when sanding
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Re: Blue wood
Reply #5 - Oct 6th, 2016 at 10:00am
 
Walt wrote on Oct 5th, 2016 at 12:35pm:
Try pen blanks!

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Available in virtually any color, otherwise you are looking at dying you own.
You mentioned "blue", there are many different shades of blue, what exactly are you looking for?
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Re: Blue wood
Reply #6 - Oct 13th, 2016 at 4:52pm
 
I agree with Walt..Pen blanks (although limited in size) can really open up some creative possibilities.
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