just didn't know if wood stain reacts well with heat.Maybe post a picture. Not all briar grain is created equal. Some would stain it and them sand it to bring out contrast, but not all grain will react the same. I am NOT a woodworker, nor a pipemaker… so my knowledge is very limited on this.
In my limited knowledge, I do know that you shouldn’t use wood stains. Leather stains are what I see pipemakers using. I think the alcahol based ones are most used. There is a pipemakers forum, where this type of stuff is discussed with actual pipemakers. I just can’t remember the name of it.I
just didn't know if wood stain reacts well with heat.
What is the reason for not using something like a Minwax stain? I saw a guy on YouTube who used Minwax Provincial, which is a nice color.Alcohol based leather dye, water based leather dye, or trans tint wood stain are what you want to use to stain a pipe. Do not use oil based or water based wood stain. Set the dye/stain with a flame and let fully dry for 24hours.
You can start with a dark stain, sand it off then apply a lighter stain for a contrast effect.
YouTube is an awesome place for truly awful information… Oil based stains contain toxic compounds, chiefly the oil. Not something you want to get hot and inhale.What is the reason for not using something like a Minwax stain? I saw a guy on YouTube who used Minwax Provincial, which is a nice color.
I am never used Fiebings on wood, but I have used it frequently to dye antler and bone when making knife handles. I'm sure it will work great on wood as well.