inlay and blue wood
- I have found remarks about dyeing wood to make it blue for inlay. I made friends with someone who dyes wool for weaving and embroidery. She says that dyers use wooden spoons to stir the dye, and the spoons eventually crack, or break. She is sending me some of these to use to cut bits off for inlay. Appearently, the indigo dyes ruins spoons the fastest. I have not found a good green wood either. Any ideas?
Lady Stephanie Lilburn
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-- "Bill McNutt" <mcnutt@...> wrote:Speaking of inlay - I don't suppose anyone has encountered a blue wood.Will
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Subject: [MedievalSawdust] Re: choosing wood.
Boy, that's a really open question. My criteria depends mostly on the
project. If I'm making something that's going on my campsite or in my
pavilion, its got to be light and portable, so I'll use poplar
whenever I can, and oak for any part that needs strength.
If its something that I'm going to enter into competition, I'll use
oak most likely as that's a period wood that most judges understand.
In a lot of cases though, I'll use a wood that I think will look good,
particularly if its small. In that case its whatever exotic or semi
exotic(mahogany, rosewood, etc) that catches my eye.
A current project is trying to do inlayed arms using the appropriate
colored wood for the colors of the shield (bloodwood, yellowheart,
walnut, etc) So, obviously color is the criteria in this case.
Hope this helps.
--- In medievalsawdust@ yahoogroups. com, "william kempin"
<richardsebreower@ ...> wrote:
>but what is it that you look for. also what
> type of wood and why ie pine is cheep and easy to work with.
> Richard the brewer
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