Staining with Ironchloride

I always work on many bows simultaneously. Lately tried one and the same stain on different wood species. You see the colors are quite different belonging to the species. I suppose it has to do with the different tan acids in the bow and the different amount of acids.

Don’t ask for the recipe, I have mixed a big can of that stuff about 20 years ago. I have so much it will last into the next generation, haha.

Well here are some pics, always one in shadow followed by one in sunlight.

I have sorted the pics in that row they are leaning on the wall.

The species are (from left):

– cornelian cherry (cornus mas)

– mulberry (morus alba)

– norway maple (acer platanoides)

– wild plum (prunus ???)

– sloe (prunus spinosa)

– walnut (juglans regia)

– hazel (corylus)

– serviceberry (amelanchier)

– dogwood (cornus sanguinea), little cambium

– dogwood (cornus sanguinea), more cambium

– black locust (robinia pseudoaccacia)

– elderberry (sambucus niger)

– elm (ulmus glabra)

cornus mas

cornus mas

morus alba

morus alba

acer platanoides

acer platanoides

prunus ???? (it is a wild plum, don’t know the excact species)

prunus ???? (it is a wild plum, don’t know the excact species)

prunus spinosa

prunus spinosa

juglans regia

juglans regia

corylus

corylus

amelanchier

amelanchier

cornus sanguinea

cornus sanguinea

cornus sanguinea

cornus sanguinea

robinia pseudoaccacia

robinia pseudoaccacia

sambucus niger

sambucus niger

ulmus glabra

ulmus glabra

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