This is a piece of spalted and stabilized maple, the same wood as Stick 20: Caribbean Stick. The shine is 4 coats of CA glue, (not much), a quick wet sand up to 4000, and a topping of turner’s wax. The actual finish will be 2 coats of clear epoxy, 15 CA glue, and cue wax. The luster will be much deeper on the stick than the color test. I only added the finish because it darkens the color and gives a true estimate of what’s possible.
This is a custom job. We’re looking for 6 ocean colors to blend into a single stick, so the lighter blues are at one end and the darker at the other. Which is subject to change, per the owner. That’s the beauty of custom work.
The rod above shows 3 ways to apply 4 colors.
Each dark bar is undiluted, showing the absolute darkest each color can be. The color on either side of each dark section is the same color, with a light application on the left, and a darker application on the right.
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2 responses to “Color test for stick 20”
Oh this is going to be so so beautiful! I was thinking the darker colors on the bumper end, fading to lighter toward the tip? Is a fade possible? Thank you so so much!!