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    Desert Sun Hollow Form

    Another piece of maple that was severely cracked but had enough character in the wood to justify at least making an effort.

    Maple, 6 diameter x 5 high, largest crack filled with bronze powder and CA, sanded to 400 and finished with several coats of gloss poly.

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

    Thanks for looking!
    Steve

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    Very nice Steve. The color and the bronze powder go well together. Well Done.
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    Lovely.

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    I like the shape and the color. Nice work.

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    looks very worthy of your touch steve as for selling something like this does the cracks deter a sale or does the figure over take the flaws to make it saleble?
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    Good stuff, Steve. The colors and finish look great. The form isn't one of my favorites, but that's a personal thing...you still nailed it IMHO.
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    Just beatiful Steve! how did you dye it?
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    Did you use a dye or a stain on that? Just fantasic color and shine.
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    Thanks for the kind words everyone - I really appreciate it!

    Larry - I haven't been pushing the sales aspect of turning yet - so really do not know if cracks will deter folks or not. I can see it would be a problem in a bowl but for a decorative piece - I have my fingers crossed that it will not be an issue.

    This piece was dyed using RIT powdered fabric dye. First 2 coats were Scarlet and after it dried - applied 2 coats of yellow.
    Steve

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    Really beautiful.
    The idea of the bronze powder is beautiful
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