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St. Gabriel 1728 by Shipphotographer.com - FINISHED - Master Korabel - Vitus Bering's vessel


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Beautiful model. Congratulations!

 

I watched your video on your blog about how you choose dyes and finish your models. At one point you say that you apply dyes over a coat of cyanoacrylate glue. I have never heard of doing this before. It seems like the cyanoacrylate would prevent the dye from being able to penetrate to the wood and color it. Are you actually able to dye the cyanoacrylate coat? 

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9 hours ago, BobG said:

Beautiful model. Congratulations!

 

I watched your video on your blog about how you choose dyes and finish your models. At one point you say that you apply dyes over a coat of cyanoacrylate glue. I have never heard of doing this before. It seems like the cyanoacrylate would prevent the dye from being able to penetrate to the wood and color it. Are you actually able to dye the cyanoacrylate coat? 

The CA glue helps create an even tone. I found that if I dye the wood straight, without applying CA first, the wooden looks "dirty" - the dye is uneven. The CA prevents the dye from penetrating the wood, yes. But this achieves a more even tone and "cleaner" finish. This method is used in the furniture industry, though there they use, for large surfaces, sealants. For smaller surfaces, CA does the same job, but is less toxic. Of course, the CA is used also in carvings that would be died. 

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