An Ebonizing Wood Experiment
An Ebonizing Wood Experiment

by Robert Sfeir March 02, 2021

There are many ways to ebonize wood, which is the process of turning something like oak into a pitch black stained wood using the tannins and reaction to iron oxide. In this short post, I show the basic steps to make the solution that reacts with wine tannins (also called bark tea) in order to produce this effect.

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Finishing the interior of the cabinet
Finishing the interior of the cabinet

by Robert Sfeir March 01, 2021

I've been working and not posting. I am sanding the whole interior and applying finish before I glue this thing together. Having experienced the pain of finishing the liquor cabinet after glueup nope not again.

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I never apologize for the value of my work, and neither should you. YelloWax
I never apologize for the value of my work, and neither should you.

by Robert Sfeir January 15, 2020

I often discuss with friends and colleagues in the woodworking community how we choose to price our work. It's an interesting debate that never results in an answer. The reality is that there is no one universal answer for: What is my work worth?

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