#2
Flame maple, stained red with a black burst thats probably tinted clear coat sprayed on.

The hardest part in my mind is getting the burst, look up tinted or may be toning lacquers and clear coats.




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So I'de stain the entire body then spray the edges/sides/back with aerosol nitro black? what about using all wipe on stain and clear coating the entire thing.
#4
Either would work.

However bursting black with stain may be a little difficult.

Also, that is a very low qulaity flame maple, maybe grade A or AA, as there is little figuring.
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People commonly use black to enhance the grain before they colour it the way they want.

Do the whole top in black stain.

With some 400 grit paper on a block, sand the. whole top but stay away from the edges where you want the black burst.

The idea being, the black dye will sand off in the light areas and stay in the darker figuring of the wood.

Then you can go over it with red stain.

Then sanding sealer.

Paint the back and sides with black paint (prepare properly) and just blend it into the black on the front.

Clear it.

Do a search, there are loads of tutorials.
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People commonly use black to enhance the grain before they colour it the way they want.

Do the whole top in black stain.

With some 400 grit paper on a block, sand the. whole top but stay away from the edges where you want the black burst.

The idea being, the black dye will sand off in the light areas and stay in the darker figuring of the wood.

Then you can go over it with red stain.

Then sanding sealer.

Paint the back and sides with black paint (prepare properly) and just blend it into the black on the front.

Clear it.

Do a search, there are loads of tutorials.



sounds like the right kind of idea. like he said, search for a tutorial. i know a wonderful site called google.......
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Skeet seems to always have the best finish advice.
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I'm better with paint than stain though
#10
Nice!
Thanks Skeet thats exactly what I'll do, mostly anyway. I think ill do that, then paint the outer edges with black laquor, then clear the entire thing.