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Old 20-05-14, 05:07 PM   #1
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Default Old look patina

Hi all,

I'm in doubt, I've put my crankcase on his new trolley and I think it would be better with a slight patina, a light brown that would give him the edge with brass and copper parts.

I thought of linseed oil (with desiccant) and adding a dose of walnut.
has someone already tried this?

http://www.stationary-engine.net/for...1&d=1400601915

thanks in advance

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Old 20-05-14, 05:36 PM   #2
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Get a blow torch and "age" the timber by scorching it randomly, then rub raw linseed oil into the grain , it will age faster and don't be afraid to use a length of chain and hit the trolley to distress it, me ! I prefer varnish and newness and let it age on its own , but each to their own.
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Old 20-05-14, 10:31 PM   #3
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I'd be interested in tips on aging/patinating wood, as I'll be trying to age half the wood on a Lister D barrow trolley during the next week or two to match my 'Before and After' restoration.

I know about using a chain to add dents and bumps to the wood, and to use a very small drill bit to add some 'woodworm' holes. Any other tried and tested tips to give the impression that the wood had been under an engine since the 1940s would be welcome!
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Old 21-05-14, 09:47 AM   #4
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Hi all,

Thank you very much for the tricks of old tint for the trolley, they are good ideas, I want more a patina on the cast iron of the engine, I tried the linseed oil with siccative and walnut stain, that in the good air, I am going to put in to you a photo this week,

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Old 21-05-14, 09:52 AM   #5
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If you dont fancy grinding up walnuts, you can buy them already dried and ground up for you as Van Dyck crystals which makes a nice natural stain that brings out the grain rather than some of these modern stains which just cover it up.
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Salut Pascal,

I personally think the wood makes a nice contrast to the original engine.

looking at the crank case, it is smooth and clean, and the woodwork would look nice reflecting this also.

Martinpaff used Iroko on his Lister M, which is a dark wood, and that came out well, so parhaps using a dark stain might help.

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Old 21-05-14, 11:36 AM   #7
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Thanks to all for all these answers,
with this, I am certainly going to find the ideal tint.
I shall post photos of my tries.

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Old 21-05-14, 12:11 PM   #8
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I used a black wood stain on my MH trolley - it sets off the unrestored but thoroughly cleaned and linseed-oiled engine quite nicely (in my opinion!).

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Old 21-05-14, 07:16 PM   #9
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Bonsoir Pascal, ša va bien?
Many years ago when I was shot blasting iron fireplaces as a job, someone asked me to shot blast some new oak doors to age them. The effect was that the alternate soft grains in the wood were blasted more than the harder grains leaving an uneven aged finish to the wood. Perhaps a bit extreme for your application!

Best of luck with the restoration
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Old 22-05-14, 07:41 AM   #10
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Well, I did not think of having such a success with a question of tint, thank you all for the interest about.

here are photos of a first tint try

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I think color is nice but too mush flashy
that's the result with linseed, walnut stain and siccative

next try : graphit cream, walnut stain

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