I pulled out my once trusted blow torch to try and do a wood coloring video using a Japanese wood burning technique called Shou Sugi Ban, and then color the wood with a wood dye from Keda Dye. Shou Sugi Ban is also known as Yakisugi which translates from Japanese to English as “Yaki” means to heat with fire, and “sugi” is cypress. The translation of Shou Sugi Ban translates into English as “Burn Cedar Board or Plank” However in this video presentation, the wood board used is Douglass Fir, and the overall bench has a chipboard work surface with a Pine frame.
I hope it helps give some ideas and demonstrates fairly well a new wood finishing technique.
Wood dye used in this project was the Keda Royal Blue Liquid Alcohol Dye, but any of the Keda Dyes will work just fine.
The blue dye was mixed into acetone at a ratio of 1 tsp blue dye to 12 ounces of acetone. I let the dye stain rest overnight, due to time constraints. The Douglass Fir 2″x 4″ wood beam was sanded with 150 grit sandpaper, just like the chipboard and Pine was when they were dye stained.
I really hope this helps someone out, and that it is a good demonstration which will help someone accomplish a nice Shou Sugi Ban wood burning finish, and possibly a Shou Sugi Ban with a beautiful wood color finish to enhance the look even further.
Thank you again for watching, as well as all of your support and comments related to woodworking.
A few drops of Keda liquid dye was added to color epoxy resin, to create a gorgeous, vibrant colored epoxy resin for this beautiful live edge wood slab. Coloring epoxy resin and pouring that vibrant unique wood finish in and around the voids, is a great way to fill in wood voids and live edges to create unique wood art. Mixing Keda Dye liquid into epoxy resin is an easy, beautiful way to create unique wood finishes like this. The value of this wood slab was increased significantly from adding the epoxy colors. Ben made a much better profit margin for his small business from the added custom wood color work on this project by adding the colored resin made with adding Keda liquid dye.
This wood finish process also works great for scroll work pieces, as well as many other creative wood projects. Keda liquid dye will even color Lacquer, Shellac, or other non oil based wood finish sealers to add another layer of unique, custom wood finishes to add just the right touch to your woodworking projects.
As shown in this scroll saw cut out heart, adding colored epoxy resin to your scrolling works, can really add a pop to your finished pieces. This piece used Keda liquid dye, and consisted of the: blue dye, red, and yellow dye. The red epoxy resin in this piece had 10 drops of Keda Crimson Red liquid dye added to 2.5 ounces of marine epoxy resin. The blue epoxy resin was made with 10 Drops Keda Blue Liquid Dye Added To 1.5 oz of epoxy resin. The yellow epoxy was made by adding 1 Drop of Keda Amber Yellow liquid dye To 1.0 oz of the resin. The wood framing of this scroll work was colored black using the Keda Coal black liquid dye at a ratio of 6 drops of Keda liquid black dye to 2 ounces of denatured alcohol and 2 coats of the black dye stain were applied directly to the wood surface and sealed with a polymerized boiled linseed oil. Either way, using the Keda liquid dyes to make colored epoxy resin is an easy way to add that splash of color to your wood working projects.