Has anyone tried to dye cherry burl either single or double dye? What were the results?
Yeah, when I used black it only gave the wood an aged look.I did a couple pieces, but only because someone was adamant I dye their burl pieces for them. It turned out just as I expected it would - it looked like crud. It's dense enough that it won't absorb much resin, thus won't take on much color.
That job was the last time I ever dyed someone's own blanks for them. What many don't realize is that if you want to dye your blanks, wood selection is a HUGE part of the process. Woods light in color that will take on a lot of resin are what you want for dyeing and you're not changing the color of the wood, but rather adding to it - so darker woods, or denser woods that won't take on much resin are out.
Boxelder Burl, Horse Chestnut Burl, and Buckeye Burl were my favorites to dye. Curly/figured versions of the same woods were also good.