#1
Before you ask, yes, I DID search for good dyes and whatnot in the search bar and this is what was there:

TS: "Uh Stew-Mac or Home Depot, right guys?"
Everyone else:..."uh, right."

So I was wondering if anyone actually had any experience with the Stew Mac dyes, or could direct me to a dealer of some really nice dye/stains for finishes like this on highly figured maple tops:



#2
I hear luthier mercantile carries some quality dyes, the water soluble I believe - however, alot of it has to do with the quality of the maple.
#3
Quote by guitar/bass76
I hear luthier mercantile carries some quality dyes, the water soluble I believe - however, alot of it has to do with the quality of the maple.


Let's pretend I have the best maple that money can buy .
#4
The trick is to dye the maple with another color before you dye your primary color. Also - spray the maple with a mist of water to raise the grain.

These were made from pretty plain maple, but I raised the grain on them and sanded and carved a lot: