Hapas style dark satin finish - any tips?

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  1. J_Mac

    J_Mac SS.org Regular

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    I dig this finish. I think he calls it Black Coal.

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    Anyone know how it is achieved?
     
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    MoonJelly a subtle stinging sensation..

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    That almost looks like an ebony stain that's sanded back a bit. I also really like it.
     
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    Looks like bog oak or something, nice. I guess you just whack it on and build it up to the desired level of blackness.
     
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    Omzig SS.org Regular

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    Looks like shou-sugi-ban



    skip to 19:39 if the time link is broken
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Dark brown or black stain on wood with grain of choice, no grain filler or clear coat, sand back to taste. Literally the easiest finish on the planet to do in whatever color.
     
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    A black gel stain (like Wood Kote) is the easiest way to achieve this look...if you wipe the stain off quickly, you can do it in “coats” until it’s dark enough WITHOUT having to sandback...
     
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    possumkiller Goose stepping in front of a mirror

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    Take a raw wood body and just burn it a little bit.
     
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