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Hi all, I am trying to design a candle holder with various coloured woods. I was wondering whether there is a possibilty of dyeing woods with different colors, gluing them to form a blank and then turning them? Will the dye penetrate deep into the wood, so that when turned the dyed wood will be visible? Many thanks

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Getting dye to penetrate deeply is a pretty difficult task. Kyle Toth sometimes dyes poplar veneer to a solid black, through and through, but says it takes days of soaking the veneer in a bucket of dye. I can't imagine solid wood doing well. Perhaps it might, if you used a fairly porous species, and a vacuum pot to infuse it, like when stabilizing pieces for turning.

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