Michael Darnton Posted October 16, 2022 Report Share Posted October 16, 2022 On 6/13/2018 at 11:32 PM, JacksonMaberry said: I wanted to mention that I have had luck, after reading here, misting the instrument a couple times per day with filtered water. My light box is fairly modest, but this seems to have kicked things up a notch. I seem to be getting color faster this way. Possibly it's psychosomatic, but I think it's helping. What you are doing here: water + UV = nitric acid being generated on the surface of the wood. The thing to watch out for here is that after a certain point the reaction speeds up to the point where the water dots of mist on the wood can immediately form acid and the wood, top particularly, starts to develop tiny black burn freckles. I have a friend who used this method and I have not seen any ill effect in the long term--it's not enough acid to soak in and damage the wood deeply. As far as I know so far. He's been doing it for 40 years. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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