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    Post by Ivo Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:29 am

    Gun Tec Dictionary~

    Definition for "flame staining" : A technique for creating faux grain figures on a plain wooden stock or stock blank by allowing the flame of a blow torch or similar tool to contact the surface of the wood.

    or a similar term...

    Definition for "suigi finish" : A type of wood figure and color enhancement in which the outside surface is scorched using a blow torch or similar device. The flames also can be used to create pseudo grain figure and was typically used on light colored woods with little natural beauty.

    Sounds pretty cool...Anyone ever try anything like this? Smile



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    Post by Lightly Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:44 am

    No, but my gosh.... what a thought... it put me in to that ADD "coma" of creative, furious thinking for a few moments!

    May have to try this, but speaking of Hot Stuff, (I will need to get a photo up at some point) in any case a smith friend made me a 'brand' of my makers mark, the dog head icon in my avatar photo. I will start experimenting with that soon, see how it looks on the bows.
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    Post by Ivo Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:04 pm

    Hi Lightly Flame staining Icon_biggrin ,

    I had almost given up researching it, but the way I pictured it the first time I read the description of the process...It would not leave my mind. Flame staining Icon_study

    This is what I found and this is what spun my head completely our of control. Flame staining Smack2 Real cool stuff! Flame staining Icon_biggrin



    The idea with a brand is an awesome one, I'd love to see it. Flame staining Icon_biggrin The brand idea actually has been haunting me ever since I cast that trigger (the one with a rabbit smoking a pipe Flame staining 576186 )...still deciding on the design of the "brand". Flame staining Icon_king



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    Post by Jason D Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:54 pm

    I think I first came accross this technique in a black powder book by Sam Fadala?, and then again in a few articles in woodworking magazines. With a bit of practice you can make plain wood "pop" as it were.

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