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)