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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:53 pm 
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Actually, it's not real aqua-fortis (nitric acid with iron dissolved in it) but it is the active ingredient - Ferric Nitrate. I saw on another forum that someone said it is identical in its affect on maple but it is not as corrosive or toxic. Plus, it's easy to get in powder form as it is used as a silver etch and a patina.

No instructions so I just dissolved enough into some water to make it look like tea. Brushed it onto some 400 grit sanded curly maple, let it pool and sink into the wood for ten minutes or so, damp dried it off and then went at it with a heat gun on low heat. Before heating, the colour was a grey/green. After heating it turned a walnut brown. There came a point that applying heat no longer darkened the wood. (I heated the non-treated side as well just to make sure that the maple doesn't darken without the stuff applied - it doesn't.) I sanded it down again and applied a very light coat of linseed oil. I applied the same linseed oil on the other non-treated side. Here are the pics...


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:55 pm 
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1469 is unheat treated.
1471 is half treated.
1474 is completely treated


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:13 pm 
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Does that ever do something nice to make the grain pop out! Carry on with your experiments good sir. :mrgreen:

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