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Working on this one off and on for a couple weeks now.

It's a small Red Oak, finger grooved shooter that has some darker grain in areas, that I'm considering taking a small paint brush, and accenting or darkening that grain with an Iron Acetate solution, and leaving the lighter grain as is.

I also decided to drill the lanyard hole in the base instead of through the side, since it's so small, and drilled them in at an angle so the base comes together in a V inside the handle.....put band grooves in each tip, and will put my inlaid turquoise dot makers mark in the butt end, with wood burned Zuni Asunta symbol lines or rays around it.

It really lays in the hand nicely and should finish up nicely as well....probably 3/4 done now, and will use BLO and Johnson's paste wax and a buff.

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SLING-N-SHOT
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Nice Darrell. Be interesting to see your results on the staining process. Iron acetate ....Had to google it. Not at all what I thought.
LOL, nothing more Steve than putting some 0000 steel wool in a container of white vinegar, letting it sit till the steel wool dissolves, stain out any remaining metal particles, Then it is ready to use. I usually put it on with a small paintbrush, like a watercolor brush with a fine tip.

Any kind of wood that has a high tannin content, the solution will make it very dark almost like Ebony, in fact it is actually called ebonizing

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Nice Darrell. Be interesting to see your results on the staining process. Iron acetate ....Had to google it. Not at all what I thought.
LOL, nothing more Steve than putting some 0000 steel wool in a container of white vinegar, letting it sit till the steel wool dissolves, stain out any remaining metal particles, Then it is ready to use. I usually put it on with a small paintbrush, like a watercolor brush with a fine tip.

Any kind of wood that has a high tannin content, the solution will make it very dark almost like Ebony, in fact it is actually called ebonizing

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Gonna have to remember that.

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