Can anyone give me some tips on a very black stain? I am turning a platter out of a very nice piece of curly maple and Im hoping to stain the wood after turning it some to create the high spots I want to remain black then turn away the areas I want to be clear. Im hoping after finish sanding the raised parts are black but the curl still shows through the black (not clear). I have no idea which stain to use or how deep it will penetrate. The penetration can be tested but any other hints, tricks, tips or past experience is welcome!