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    I need to get off this cherry wood thing I've got going...
    I'm doing a deer head and I ran out of cherry so I'm cutting it out of a piece of hard maple that I had...
    as I get to looking at it I'm tring to decide what I'm going to stain it with to give me the differnt shades of brown that I'm going to be needing...

    Cherry, no problem..I'll I have to do is fum it...

    I guess I should worry about the staining when the time comes...
    ...or...
    I could always start over and do it in cherry...

    Trout
    Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
    Fish are food, not friends!

  • #2
    I ve been getting some offers of Cherry wood from a fellow that goes to my church.. I have a piece or two. But havent used them yet.

    I have tried to carve some boy is it ever hard..

    but cutting it wouldnt be so bad i think.

    dale

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    • #3
      Dale...

      Cherry is a great wood to work with...
      Fuming it to get a darker shade is a great touch to a project...

      if their giving it away, take it..I pay $7 a foot for an 3/4 x 8 inch wide board..

      Trout
      as soon as I get this fishing trip out of the way I can start scrolling again!
      Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
      Fish are food, not friends!

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      • #4
        Hey trout,

        Could you enlighten the uninformed? What do you mean by fuming the cherry, I've never heard of this.

        Thanks,
        Chris
        What! There's no coffee?!!

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        • #5
          Mac has a good amount of info on fuming, hopefully he will chime in.Otherwise, theres a post somewhere with a link to his new improved site.

          As for the cherry, if they are offering it to you, by all means take it! Other then it burning easily with a dull blade, it scrolls, sands and finishes beautifully. Dale
          Dale w/ yella saws

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          • #6
            Using packing tape on cherry or other hard woods really helps a lot as far as burning goes. I haven't heard of fuming either....any one care to explain>
            Janette
            www.square-designs.com

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            • #7
              I swear...

              I'm never going to mention fuming again....
              everytime I mention it, no one seams to know what I'm talking about...
              I guess I'm the only one who does it?

              Trout
              Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
              Fish are food, not friends!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Janette
                Using packing tape on cherry or other hard woods really helps a lot as far as burning goes. I haven't heard of fuming either....any one care to explain>

                There's a bit about it here, Janette, since Trout's not gonna give awy his secrets ...

                http://musial.server101.com/fuming.htm

                Or just google for "ammonia" and "fuming" and you'll find lots of hits ..
                Ian

                Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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                • #9
                  Copperfish and Janette...

                  I just want you to know that I'm just messing around..
                  I know that you are both fairly new here, but it does seam that every time I mention fuming it has to be explained again...

                  Fuming with ammonia and the reaction that changes the wood..
                  the longer you let it fum the darker shade you get...
                  if you do a quick search you'll see several of my posts about fuming Cherry..

                  we're lucky to have both of you on the board..

                  can you tell, I need to go fishing and then back to scrolling!
                  Trout
                  Last edited by Trout; 01-30-2007, 10:15 PM.
                  Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
                  Fish are food, not friends!

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                  • #10
                    Hey Trout,

                    I know what you mean about needing to go fishing, I'm feeling the need myself. Went up to the lake the other day just to make sure it was still there. I've gotta' get up there long enough to get a line in the water.

                    Thanks for the fuming info, sounds interesting, I might have to try it.

                    Tight lines,
                    Chris
                    What! There's no coffee?!!

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                    • #11
                      Fuming faster

                      Hi Trout,

                      Lesson #2 "A faster way to fume"

                      As you know fuming takes time, here is a second way of getting the fuming colors much faster.

                      "Please wear all your personal protective gear before you get started".

                      Instead of the tent, box, or whatever your using to fume in, just take your ammonia and wipe it directly on the wood, to control the colors just dilute the ammonia with water. You will need to do some testing.

                      As always, whenever your first working on any finish, be sure that you make up complete start to finish samples including your clear coats.

                      Mac

                      www.macsimmons.com

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                      • #12
                        This should make it easier to understand.

                        A picture is worth a thousand words.

                        I hope this helps.

                        Mac

                        www.macsimmons.com
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                        • #13
                          and...

                          this is my fuming tank...I have 4 of them ready to go...just add wood...


                          Trout
                          Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
                          Fish are food, not friends!

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                          • #14
                            I "fume" every once in while but it has nothing to do with ammonia.

                            EarlinJax

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                            • #15
                              Dont "fume" wipe it on!

                              I think, these 2 photos tell the story of how you can color your woods by wiping or brushing on the ammonia.

                              Be, sure you wear your protective gear.
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