Les wrote:

"Many years ago, long before staining developers became fashionable, I considered using them and was told by my mentor that I trusted, that they increase grain but that it is masked by the stain. I don't wish to start a flame war with that statement but my experience with some of the staining developers currently available bears it out."

Could you clarify what you mean by this? I read it a couple of times and realized that I really don't understand what you are saying.

Sandy King