Faux Color Case Hardening


A while ago I accidentally stumbled onto this effect…

… using Birchwood Casey cold blue. Or Super Blue to be exact. Obviously no real protection, unless lacquered over, but still an interesting effect.

The block wasn’t thoroughly sanded/polished so you can still see marks on it…

Just thought I would leave this here until I can post a video on Full30.


Interesting. Looks as good as the products that are meant to replicate case hardening. If I remember correctly there was an episode of ‘How It’s Made’ where they restored a lever action, reproduced the case hardening effect, and then lacquered over it as you describe. I look forward to a video.


Should be soon?

And don’t forget about us once you move up to the video status :video_camera:


Hopefully. And of course not.