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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:44 am 
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Hello,I have had a set of BRW sitting around acclimating awhile, when I first got it it was a reddish brick color, now after sitting awhile, I went and bent the sides and built the box, but the wood is now alot darker than it was, after routing binding channels I really noticed the difference in what "was" and what "is" as far as color goes, My question:
Is there any method to remove the oxidation, if that is what it is, safely without alot of aggressive sanding?

thanks for any info?
jeff


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:15 pm 
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Not being an expert I can only say that I think colour change in wood over time is normal. South American mahogany harvested many years ago is now almost black, as in some wood from a nick knack shelf I bought. It is black all the way through.
Recently I taped a fingerboard to a mahogany neck while I did other things, and it definitely showed when the tape was removed.
I'm pretty sure that Brazilian rosewood, far more than Indian Rosewood is inclined to change colour.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:49 pm 
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sanding is what will refresh the surface .

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