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Joe Calton
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« on: July 24, 2012, 01:23:51 AM »

When I was up at Ed's, He said he had some potassium permaganate, and I was able to talk him out of a little bit of it as Wayne Goddard spoke highly of it used as a stain for maple in blades guide to making knives. Here is the first handle using it as a stain.

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That is exactly the color I have been shooting for and have been so far unable to get with any stain or dye that Ive tried! It also seems to penetrate deeper and doesnt want to rub off with the tungoil finish.
   

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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012, 02:07:57 AM »

Looks great!
Good work.
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 12:04:12 PM »

great work!!!
I really like it.

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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2012, 08:14:53 PM »

That turned out beautiful Joe. The guard looks very comfortable and functional.

You can add some water to the stuff I gave you and it should last you for years.

Next time please post up a before and after photo.
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2012, 02:46:17 AM »

Nice work, Joe! I love the looks of it. Almost imparts an aged quality to it. Reminds me, I met a man at a local knife club a couple of weeks ago that has been using Fiebing's leather dye for his curly ash and maple hafts on tomahawks. It looked like nice results.
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2013, 09:53:42 PM »

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potassium permaganate
what is that? do you know where I could get some to try?
looks really nice!
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2013, 10:37:00 PM »

Ive heard that it was used as an antiseptic awhile ago, also that it has some uses in pools and some water filters. I looked everywhere in town and couldnt find any. I got a small ammount from ed when i went to visit him.

I think the best bet would be ebay. You can buy a small quantity of the crystals there. They seem to last a log time.
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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2013, 12:47:19 AM »

Is it a Crystal or salt? is it solid ?how do you use it?
is this the stuff: http://shop.chemicalstore.com/navigation/detail.asp?id=PP100  Huh
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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2013, 01:33:38 AM »

That looks like it. It should be in little crystals.

To use it: i sand curly maple down to a nice 600 grit finish. Then apply the pp solution directly to the wood. It will go on purple, but within a few minutes it will turn brown and nasty looking. After it is dry, go back over ligtly with 800-1000 grit paper. To smooth out the raised grain of the wood, and to even out the color you want. Then i coat the handle with tru- oil and buff with a leg off an old pair of jeans.

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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2013, 02:00:50 AM »

Turned out nice
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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2013, 02:06:03 AM »

do you add water to the crystals?what the solution?
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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2013, 03:26:57 AM »

Thanks RAD!

I dont think the solution matters all that much. What i have is an old rolaids bottle with what appears to be a tablespoon of crystals in the bottom with about an inch of water. I think the water will only absorb so much of the crystals and the rest wont disolve.
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« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2013, 02:00:15 PM »

Great finish, but where to get it?
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« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2013, 05:53:24 PM »

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I believe this is it
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« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2013, 09:37:53 PM »

Looks like the stuff. And id guess one ounce would do alot of handles!
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