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How To Darken Lines?
Danny Deuce
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Joined: Sep 21, 2009
Posts: 13
From: Australia
Posted: 2009-09-25 11:27 pm   Permalink

I just finished carving my first tiki, and I was wondering if anyone would be able to tell me how to darken the lines on my tiki like in this picture?



 
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laojia
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Joined: Feb 04, 2009
Posts: 938
From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2009-09-26 12:22 am   Permalink

Welcome on TC Danny!

To darken line you can torching it or, more simply, stain it before re-sanding. If the lines are fairly deep stain will stay inside...

Hope this help!

J.


 
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TikiMango
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
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From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2009-09-26 05:33 am   Permalink

Some people even use spray paint in the grooves. Sand away the over spray.

 
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2009-09-26 12:02 pm   Permalink

I put the torch on it & then sand the charr off the spots that I don't want to be blackened.

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Danny Deuce
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Joined: Sep 21, 2009
Posts: 13
From: Australia
Posted: 2009-09-27 05:10 am   Permalink

Awesome thanks guys!, I'll do that tommorow, and post pictures of the finished tiki

 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2009-09-28 09:33 am   Permalink

Torch does not get in deep cuts well. After you torch, take a stiff bristle brush to rub it in a bit and clean up. But, Better to put some paint or stain in the cuts first.
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Danny Deuce
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Joined: Sep 21, 2009
Posts: 13
From: Australia
Posted: 2009-09-28 6:42 pm   Permalink

Thanks guys, I tried the torch to darken the lines, the torch I used though, the flame was too big, so I inverted my idea. Here is the finished Tiki, Im pretty happy with it for my first tiki, but the body couldve done with more work.




 
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BIG tiki scott
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Joined: Sep 18, 2009
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From: lehigh acres florida
Posted: 2009-10-12 8:20 pm   Permalink

i agree w swanky. i usualy burn all areas i want dark sand off any over burn then take black enamal paint and thin w paint thinner or mineral spirits till watery kinda makes a black stain. then apply w small brush and rubb it in w my finger or cloth or what ever will fit to blend it in w the burn to look natural. all of these ideas are great just puttin that out there. good luck!! cheers!

 
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