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  1. #1
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    Mar 2008
    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA

    not to sure about this

    This was a very plain piece of beech so i thought i'd try something different. it's dyed black with ink, then shellec, finilly waxed. still wasn't to sure i liked it so i made the holly final to go with it. all comments welcome as always.
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  2. #2
    A nice interesting piece. Getting it black using ink creates possibilities with other plain woods.

  3. #3
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    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    well its pretty evident steve you like your new tool that holly finale is just what that needed in my eyes/ the only thing i would say is can you see the beech grain at all in the piece? in the picture its just black and shinny..but i like the shape and the total look of it.
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    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Uh-oh, you've started down the slippery slope of dying turned pieces. I really like the black and white combo in this one.
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    Tampa & NC

    Not sure about this

    Whats not to be sure of,as it sure is purty

  8. #8
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    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Don't know what's not to like about that piece. Form, finish and contrasting woods look mighty fine to me.
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  9. #9
    You took a plain piece of wood and made it stunning. Whats not to like? well done.

  10. #10
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    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Stephen, I think that is a really cool piece, I like it very much!

    I do have a couple of comments.....

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    I added some arrows and numbers to your picture:

    Your finale is nice, but I really think that top part, #1 looks unfinished

    The part I labeled #2 is spot on, very nice shape and curve, way better than mine turn out

    #3 may very well just be the picture, but it sort of looks like a bump or ridge at that point, not a smooth transition from the top curve to the bottom curve Like I said, it could just be the way the light is bouncing off the black surface.

    All in all, that is a very nice piece, keep them coming, and keep experimenting with the dye, I think that is such a cool way to add to pieces that the wood is kind of muted.

    Thanks for sharing, and I hope my comments have helped.

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