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Thread: Back and White Elm HF

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    North Ogden, Utah

    Back and White Elm HF

    This is in direct contradiction to my long held belief that wood should be finished just as it grew on the tree. But what the hey, sometimes you get a wild hair. I've seen this done before but recently I saw a piece on another forum by Andy DiPietro that was amazing, so I'm giving him credit (or blame) for pushing me to give this a try. It's Siberian Elm, dyed black, and then waxed with Kiwi white shoe polish (poor mans liming wax) and buffed by hand. 8" x 4.5". All comments, critiques welcomed.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    i like it.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Billings Missouri near Springfield Mo
    Man that is beautiful Curt what kind of dye did you use??

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Looks sharp as a pin stripe suit. Great piece, Curt.

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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA
    great looking piece. I saw that other piece over on the aaw forum also and thought it was a nice one. yours turned out just as nice.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    I really like it
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Des Moines, IA
    Very cool. I really like it.

  8. #8
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    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    nice but yu forgot to do the finish on the inside??? wont it warp?
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  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Beautiful Curt.
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