By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more

Liming Techniques for Oak

All Topics | Latest Posts

Search for:  in Thread Title in  

Articles

Ebonising Oak with Van Dyke Crystals.

Ebonising Oak with Van Dyke Crystals.

This is a method by which the Victorian effect of darkened Oak timber may be obtained.

Judy Anderson16/05/2009 12:40:40
1 forum posts
Is anyone familiar with the technique of liming oak?
I''d appreciate any information on how this is done!
Thanks in advance!   Judy
Oddjob16/05/2009 15:26:07
avatar
1635 forum posts
79 photos
Try this
 
Welcome to the forum Judy.  I'm sure we all hope that you will become  a regular contributor.  Why not complete your profile so that we know just a little about you?  Do remember to post pictures of your liming work.
 
Richard
Ron Davis16/05/2009 19:25:04
avatar
1608 forum posts
201 photos
Hi Judy, a welcome from me as well.
 
I had a sample tin of liming wax on the cover of GW years ago. I let it dry out while I thought of a use for it.
 
I turned a clock in oak burr and not being one to waste  money onl uxuries like numerals, I drilled 3mm holes to indicate where they should be, and using an electricians soldering iron I melted the wax into the holes, polished after with clear wax they still look like new as it hangs in my daughters living room
 
Moral of the story Judfy, is keep the lid on tight with the wax polishes!
 
Ron
derek willis21/07/2009 14:39:47
avatar
2314 forum posts
1 articles
I'm a bit late with this as I have just come accross it through Router Forums, first you will need to open the grain on the oak, this is traditionally done with a brass brush, then you just apply the wax as a very thin coat all over, it will.of course fill the open grain which enhances the whole efect, leave to dry and buff off to givea very pleasing finish to the Oak.
I have ablanket box constructed with Oak veneered M>D>F> and natural Oak treated this way, aBracket clock and a jewellery box, all of which look very good.
Derek.
Oddjob21/07/2009 17:58:02
avatar
1635 forum posts
79 photos
Marc (Mr Administrator)
 
Under "latest posts" there is a recent post by Derek Willis listed but his post doesn't appear here.  Do you know why and can you fix it?
Derek used to be a regular contributor as I recall but hasn't posted here for some considerable time.  He does post in another forum though.
 
Richard
 
 
Sparky21/07/2009 21:15:21
7631 forum posts
22 photos
Hi Richard
 
There is only four posts to this thread mate.
 
Derek had no intentions coming back here after his last visit.
I know he didn't want to be a member here any more.
 
Marc
Ivor the engine21/07/2009 22:23:00
avatar
270 forum posts
46 photos
Hi! Sparky,
 
I wonder why,
 
Ivor.
Olly Parry-Jones21/07/2009 22:36:19
avatar
2776 forum posts
636 photos
Posted by Oddjob on 21/07/2009 17:58:02:
Marc (Mr Administrator)
 
Under "latest posts" there is a recent post by Derek Willis listed but his post doesn't appear here.  Do you know why and can you fix it?
Derek used to be a regular contributor as I recall but hasn't posted here for some considerable time.  He does post in another forum though.
 
 
 
I noticed the exact same thing earlier. I also noticed, at the same time, that Derek was shown as online on the forum home page!
 
Very strange.
Oddjob22/07/2009 09:45:15
avatar
1635 forum posts
79 photos
Thanks Ollie, you've proved I wasn't dreaming!
 
Marc, please note.  Derek was here, if only briefly.
 
Richard
Sparky22/07/2009 17:17:21
7631 forum posts
22 photos
Sorry lads, all I can say is when I came on here there was only the four posts.
 
Marc

All Topics | Latest Posts

Please login to post a reply.

Magazine Locator

Want the latest issue of The Woodworker incorporating Good Woodworking? Use our magazine locator links to find your nearest stockist!

Find The Woodworker inc Good Woodworking 

Latest Forum Posts
Support Our Partners
Peter Sefton IMPROVE FAST LONG
Felder UK April 2016
Wood Workers Workshop
Triton
Transwave 2017
Tormek
Chippendale
Turners Tool Box
D B Keighley
D&M Tools
Tool Post
Subscription Offers

Subscribe to<br />    The Woodworker Magazine and receive a FREE gift

Contact Us

We're always happy to hear from you, so feel free to get in touch!

Click here to find who to contact