This Mesa guitar amp wood finish restoration was done using the blue dye powder, over the black dye wash coat, and a custom brown dye stain solution mixture that created a gorgeous premium mahogany stain color which Chase customized himself. Thank you Chase for sharing this with us!
Wood Finish Restore On Mesa Amp
Chase Followed the same mohagnay and Teal stain theme on the back side
The Teal stained wood prior to assembling onto the Mesa Amp
Chase Used Keda Powder Dye Multi-Color Kit That Contains The 5 Wood Dye Colors: Black, Blue, Brown, Red, and Yellow
Jesse built this beautiful custom guitar case for his treasured Amy,
filled it with this gorgeous burgundy guitar, inlays and all, and then gave it to her for Valentine’s Day
Custom guitar case build in progress
Laying out Amy’s Custom Guitar Case with pyrography for the wood coloring
I think that is so awesome Jessie! A true act of class! For your first go around at this type of project, I fully appreciate the amazing work you have done here. We sincerely wish you and Amy so many happy years together. What a great story. We really are so proud to be a part of it. Better hold onto this guy Amy 😉
Great and easy way to color glues for crafting ideas. One option is the Keda Dye liquid dye kit that comes with the following 5 vibrant colors: Royal Blue, Crimson Red, Amber Yellow, Walnut Brown, and Coal Black dye in one easy to use, premium liquid dye kit. The liquid dyes will easily mix with each other to create numerous color options for the perfect DIY glue coloring projects. This one kit, will literally make pounds of colored glues. The video below will show how easy it really is to achieve colored glue.
Here is a detailed video on preparing wood for wood finishing. I tried to show a wood prep for maple wood, and a dying technique for “Popping The Grain” using a figured curly maple wood. The wood dye ratios were very concentrated in this video, and were mixed at the following dye stain ratios:
Black Wood Dye: 2 ounces warm water to 1/4th tsp of black dye powder
Blue Wood Dye: 4 Ounces rubbing alcohol (70% Isopropyl Alcohol) to 1/2 tsp of the Blue Dye Powder.
Wood was prepped with a progression sand utilizing wood specific sandpaper: 120 grit, 150 grit, 180, grit, used hot water to raise the grain (optional) let dry, then sanded with 220 grit (optional) prior to applying the wood dyes to the surface of the wood.
I really hope it helps out, and thank you for watching the video!
You can buy this 5 color wood dye kit here: https://www.kedadyeinc.com/ordering-information/
You can also buy this wood dye on Amazon and eBay:
Keda Wood Dye Powders: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BAKWTMQ
Keda Wood Dye Powders: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wood-Dye-Aniline-Dyes-Keda-Dye-Colors-Kit-Makes-5-Wood-Stain-Colors-/351947043142
USMC – MG1 – Marine Guitar One“The color scheme and ranks down to the pickups and gold hardware was to simulate his dress blues.”
“Me and one other built this guitar for my new brother in-law. He served our wonderful country for 25 years in the USMC.
We built this for him as a retirement gift from us as a thank you for serving our great nation.”
– Andrew W.
We are so proud to be a part of this! I don’t want to say anything else to take away from such an already powerful presentation, other than, we are so proud of you Andrew! It is an honor to have met you! Thank you so much to your brother in law for serving our beloved Nation. We cannot thank him enough, and the way I see it, I owe him one 🙂
Ever mix some wood dyes or wood stain colors together? Then proceed in the wood coloring process, only to find 3 months later, that you would like to recreate that same color for a nice matching table, or perhaps bring new life into an old wooden door with that same color. However, you go to grab the mixed stain, only to find there is none left. Here is a great wood coloring tip that may help you have the ability to recreate mixing dyes for that same exact finish.