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    One advantage of being married

    While doing some work in the bathroom yesterday, I found a stash of the wife’s hair dye. Now this stuff was well hidden as she is very self conscious about the fact she is ageing and her hair is turning grey. (Just a little) I know for a fact that when I am home she goes to the hairdresser and spends a small fortune, gossiping, drinking coffee, and killing grey hair. When I am at work, this stash indicates she is into DIY, and does it herself.

    It so happened I was heading off to Bunnings to grab some wood dye to color a lump of pine I drilled a couple of days ago, to fashion a new mod stand. The Mac’guyver instinct kicked in, and there was my wood dye, under the bathroom sink!!!

    Results as shown. Need to be very careful as its very aggressive, and once on, it aint coming off, and that includes the fingers!! Final finish is a couple of coats of Carnauba wax.
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    She dyes her hair blue ?????????
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    Fantastic work Robray, would love to hear more about the process of getting the wood shaped so perfectly, do you do it by hand or using a lathe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by filbert View Post
    Fantastic work Robray, would love to hear more about the process of getting the wood shaped so perfectly, do you do it by hand or using a lathe?


    It was part of some work I have been doing outside. Work is finished, but the round thing was purchased from a wood yard. Around six bucks. The guy who helped me bought 4 but we only used two. Still have one left.
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    OK,
    my missus is a hairdresser and I've seen all those colours in our cabinet.
    Which one did you use bud ?
    I believe Blue is getting hard for the ladies to get hold of, so maybe not a good idea to tell her what you been using for stain if that's the one
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    smurf coloured hair dye, I would have loved that when I was 14, settled on granny purple rinses instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by D1git View Post
    OK,
    my missus is a hairdresser and I've seen all those colours in our cabinet.
    Which one did you use bud ?
    I believe Blue is getting hard for the ladies to get hold of, so maybe not a good idea to tell her what you been using for stain if that's the one


    Twasnt the blue one.

    That was an experiment done with tea and iron acetate. It is actually black. The centre one is a Clairol Medium brown, but as I said its very aggressive when applied to wood.
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    Potassium permangenate is a great cheap wood stain. Condy's crystals. A couple of ounces will make a litre of wood stain. Lovely warm brown it ends up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsgruffy View Post
    Potassium permangenate is a great cheap wood stain. Condy's crystals. A couple of ounces will make a litre of wood stain. Lovely warm brown it ends up.



    Good thinking mrsgruffy!!! I wouldn't have thought brown, but well worth a try. Have so far used tea, but that just darkens the pine. I will source some and give it a go!!
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    If you mix pot permanganate with glycerine it starts a fire. My old party trick.
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