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Offline muddy

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Saving Patina
« on: November 22, 2019, 09:34:51 PM »
This is a section of wood from a thresher that I had bought years ago.

It reads...

Schaeffer & Merkel

The Schaeffer is Mandy's ancestors.

Anyway I'd like to save this and clean it up the best I can to preserve it.

What would be the best method to do so?

Sent from the twisted mind of the Mudman

Offline pep

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Re: Saving Patina
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2019, 10:28:38 PM »
Soap & water and go from there. Might be good enough, of course you already know the colors are what they are.

BTW it looks like wood, patina is a condition found on metal surfaces. If it's metal never mind.

« Last Edit: November 22, 2019, 10:30:43 PM by pep »
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Offline jabberwoki

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Re: Saving Patina
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2019, 11:17:59 PM »
I`d frame it up under glass as is.
Is the need enough? or does the want suffice?

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Re: Saving Patina
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2020, 11:13:11 AM »
A coat of varnish will make the colors pop and darken the wood a bit.  More brown, less grey depending on its condition.   

It also discourages bugs from eating it.

It may not be to your liking so test on another bit of the same wood. 

I still do rustic projects a few times a year and they all get that wet look with varnish.

Latest are a horseshoe coat tree on a hardwood tree trunk post and a wall hanger horseshoe hook on weathered wood.
Sorry,  no pics as I cannot reduce photo size on my phones.

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Re: Saving Patina
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2020, 10:01:46 PM »

Your back :-\

I've missed your posts and projects.

Keep 'em coming...
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