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    dyes and turning error

    Picture 1 - first mounted burl type pc of wood that had alot of punky areas and bark all over it......shield on and started turning with bark and wood chips flying all over .....it was dried out for sure.....
    Picture 2 Hollowed out and things going fairly well
    Picture 3 - Reversed and touched up with sharp gouge and scraper but the wood had so many voids and bad spots it was hard to get a nice finish cut so i broke out the 60grit and started a sanding protocol....decide to touch up a bump the center of the hollow part.
    Picture 4 - parted it off and a hole opened up dead center - black stone inlay and sanded and analine dye put on as the wood looked horrible with just a semi gloss finish.....
    Picture 5 and 6 show the finish of the wood before buffing.......glad i could have saved it and the color now is much darker with a few coats of semi gloss Laquer on it....the spotted area is not very noticable at all in the end............
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    Last edited by Dan Mosley; 05-29-2009 at 04:37 AM.

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    Nice save, Dan. That piece of wood has a lot of character.
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    Very Cool, Dan. Lots going on in that piece of wood.

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    Ye did fine.
    Only a turner could take that ugly ole chunk of burl and make a thing of beauty out of it.

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    Very nice piece Dan.
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    Nice work, Dan. I like the color of the dye; what is the color called?
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    With all the voids, etc, you DID REAL GOOD,Grasshopper.

    Bruce
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    Thanks to all .............and Gord it was the Ruby Red dye from Craft Supplies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Mosley View Post
    Thanks to all .............and Gord it was the Ruby Red dye from Craft Supplies.
    Thanks, Dan.
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    become so uncommon?

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    Oh dear, I prefer the original colouring. I reckon that would have looked really good just buffed up with wax.

    Sorry

    Pete

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