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  1. #1
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    Oct 2007
    Harvey, Michigan

    Finished Product of HF Color Experiment

    Here is the finished version of this thread:

    The hollow form is Maple, 7" in diameter x 3 1/2" high x 1/8" thick, dyed with Black, Teal and Yellow RIT powdered clothing dyes mixed with denatured alcohol (DNA). It has several coats of Minwax Wipe-On Gloss Poly and will get buffed after at least a week curing time.
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    So, what do you think? Is it worth playing around with this dye stuff or should I stick with natural wood?

    As always, your comments, opinions and critiques are welcome!

    Thanks for looking!

  2. #2
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    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Beauty Steve. I forgot to ask the process for the dye. Did you dye the entire piece with each color or just sections of it? Thanks Steve.
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  3. #3
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    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    That turned out mighty fine. Please don't stop experimenting with colors. I am learning a lot thru your techniques.

  4. #4
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    Feb 2008
    Cornwall, England
    Carry on experimenting. That piece looks almost as though the colour is under a coat of glass. I like it personally and as someone who has only recently come over to the darkside of colouring wood am grateful that others are also committing arboreal heresy


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Yeppers, I think it's worth playing around with. I'm still pondering this particular color combination, but that's a personal preference thing, not an issue with the concept. I suspect the colors play together better in person than over the Internet. I definitely like the effect. And of course the HF itself is top-notch.

    And Pete gets the Thorndike-Barnhart Master of Eloquence Award for his new term: arboreal heresy.
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  6. #6
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    Dec 2007
    Billings Missouri near Springfield Mo
    I really like that one Steve what a great job.

  7. #7
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    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    on the flat side of things yu can continue to play with your color ,,thats one very nice colored HF steve,, the color brings out what would be hard to see before hand..
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