Ageing oak, help required.

Andy T

Full Member
Sep 8, 2010
Stoke on Trent.
I've got a beautiful oak staff that i'm working on at the moment and i would like to try and age it. I usually make my sticks out of ash or hazel so this is a bit of a rareity for me and don't want to spoil it. What i would like is for it turn that lovely silver colour you see with old railway sleepers and fence posts. Is there anyway of speeding this up, or do i just have to be very patient and keep hanging it up in the garden on dry days and wait for nature to take it's course. ?
I think i saw somewhere that wiping it over with a very small amount of vinegar helps, any idea ?
All help appreciated. Thanks.
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