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    I've also had good luck staining (more like dying) birch with alcohol based stain. I bought some concentrated stain (vintage amber) that was to be mixed with water or alcohol until the desired lightness / darkness was achieved. It could also be used full strength, but it was seriously dark. I used alcohol to dilute the stain to the "lightness" I was after. That was the first time I used alcohol, and I thought it went on more evenly and quickly that water base or oil base stain. Dries quickly, too. Alcohol does raise the grain like water, so you du usually have to lightly sand or steel wool before applying a sealer / top coat.

    One other product I used for many years with excellent results is Deft One Coat. It goes on a little like oil based stain, but it's thicker and smoother to spread. I had a few gunstocks turn out absolutely beautiful using that stuff, and it was so simple. Strip, sand, smear it on, let it dry, reassemble. Not top coat / sealer required. It was part of the solution, and had the coolest satin finish ever. A quart of that stuff lasted me about 10 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLSKOOL View Post
    that is nice, what color die did you use,,,,,,,
    Fiebing Leather Dye color: Dark Brown. The guy I learned of it from uses 5:1 Dark Brown:Oxblood for old Winchester type color but this Dark Brown straight like I used is red enough for me.

    https://www.fiebing.com/catalogue/dyes/
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