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Thread: Desert Sun Hollow Form

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Harvey, Michigan

    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!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA
    Very nice Steve. The color and the bronze powder go well together. Well Done.
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    Mar 2007
    Escondido, CA

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    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    I like the shape and the color. Nice work.

  5. #5
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    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    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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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Good stuff, Steve. The colors and finish look great. The form isn't one of my favorites, but that's a personal still nailed it IMHO.
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Just beatiful Steve! how did you dye it?
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  8. #8
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    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    Did you use a dye or a stain on that? Just fantasic color and shine.
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  9. #9
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    Oct 2007
    Harvey, Michigan
    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.

  10. #10
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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Really beautiful.
    The idea of the bronze powder is beautiful
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