Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! As it says, I've got a big color difference between the flesh side and outer side of the welt edge. I used homemade walnut dye and it looked fine until I applied the wax/oil finish, then the color difference became very noticeable(flesh side being darker). I thought perhaps burnishing it on a wooden dowel mounted in the lathe would help, but it didn't really help with the color (did create a really nice surface though). Now that it is waxed, oiled, and burnished is there anything that would permanently stick to the surface? I'm thinking perhaps shoe polish, but then it might accentuate the differences even more.