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rdredge

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Hi!  I am going to start my first tractor.  I want to stain the different parts, but want to make sure that they will stick when I glue them if I stain them.  Thanks
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Staining wood parts with wood dye did not cause me a problem when gluing them together .  However if you intend to change the colour of the wood with coloured wood varnish / polyurethane , then you will have glue joints that will not have any strength .  This was my experience with colouring wood . You can of course change the colour of the wood by cooking it for various lengths of time in the oven  as discussed in passed forums . ( not in the house though )   Hope this helps . Douglas
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Thank you Douglas

I have not picked up on the difference between staining wood parts with wood dyes and changing the color of the wood with colored wood varnish / polyurethane.  

I thought I always had to glue bear wood to bear wood.
Thanks for the tip.

I watch your posts closely, because your tips and ideas are always right on.  You must come to toymaking with a lot of experience in the wood shop.  Glad you are here.

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Thank you for your comments Ken . I will always help if I can . The difference is, when you dye the wood, the stain soaks into the grain ,leaving the wood still fairly porous , where as the varnish actually lays on top of the wood ,sealing it.      Looking at your amazing work Ken ,   I think you could teach me a thing or too .        Regards Douglas   [thumb]
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