The steel wool had not disintegrated like it usually does, so I was a little worried. So I tested the solution by dipping a couple test pieces in an oak-shaving tannin broth and then in the iron solution.
|Test pieces turned color quickly|
|Still wet with first coats - drill shown for black comparison|
|Hanging from the bicycle seat drying|
|After all ebonizing steps|
|The complete tray|
|The final shot|