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    experiment

    This was made to experiment with ebonizing cherry. it's a small piece of maple crotch from MI, with cherry base and final. Gonna change the final as i don't like it, but thought the experiment turned out ok.
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    sure looks black to me,, and that maple sure got lost some how ,,michigan is a ways out from the beaten path
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    Very pretty, Steve. That's some sweet maple, and your ebonized cherry looks good too.
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    Wow that worked out well, so black it gets lost in the background
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    I can't see anything wrong with the finial... it matches the pedastal pretty closely.

    I've only tried one of hollow forms on a pedastal... was kinda fun and need to try another.. I also tried to ebonize some wood, but got more of a mottly brown than a black... don't know what I did wrong... need more trial and error I guess.

    That's a good looking piece as it sit though...
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    Lovely, Stephen. Very lovely. Glad to see the tool sharpening demo worked!

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    Dunno...Looks good to me, great job!
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    Looks good to me too. It seems that the experiment was successful too. What procedure did you use to ebonise Cherry?

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    X-C-Lent!!!

    Great coloring, as well as the shape and design, I wonder about the stability of the piece, does it want to turn over, fall over , if you bump the table does it topple? The gravity defying design is great but does it actually defy gravity?

    Thanks for the posting and pictures and thought provoking design. And the Ebony color is excellant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    sure looks black to me,, and that maple sure got lost some how ,,michigan is a ways out from the beaten path
    must say it it black. Ya that maple liked to run away down here. Thanks again for some lovely wood.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Very pretty, Steve. That's some sweet maple, and your ebonized cherry looks good too.
    Thanks this was half of the smallest piece that i got for baby sitting some chocolate.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Wow that worked out well, so black it gets lost in the background
    Dave said cherry worked the best with this technique. It is white vinigar with steel wool.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Ellis View Post
    I can't see anything wrong with the finial... it matches the pedastal pretty closely.

    I've only tried one of hollow forms on a pedastal... was kinda fun and need to try another.. I also tried to ebonize some wood, but got more of a mottly brown than a black... don't know what I did wrong... need more trial and error I guess.

    That's a good looking piece as it sit though...
    Thanks Chuck, Don and Dave had a post about ebonizing different woods and Dave said that cherry worked the best,at least for him. So i thought i'd give it a try.

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