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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Reno, Nv

    Smoke and Fire

    This is the last of some nasty powdery old redwood. The first one I swear was 1/4" thick...I swear!!! So here is the second one
    About 5" tall. The bottom looks dumpy because I wanted to copy a Chimenea. I wanted the top taller but that didn't work out either That explains the colors. Orange, black and yellow with the black inside seemed either like Chernobyl or a fire pot . The grain really stands up despite several sandings after the dye was applied...oh well! 1 coat of WoP with 2 more to go. Enjoy
    Last edited by Jim Burr; 11-21-2010 at 12:11 AM.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    I really like the color, Jim. (The form's nice, too, in my opinion.) The "standing grain" issue is pretty common with the redwood I've turned. The difference in hardness between the growth rings is the main problem, and the more you sand, the more it becomes apparent.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA
    Jim really nice looking piece Never had any red wood so don't no anything about the wood, but what ever ya did works for me.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Jim that is a fine looking piece. You did well with it. I have turned two pieces of expensive redwood that made their way to the firewood pile. No more Redwood for me. The pieces I had were just to soft, punky in a way and all I did when turning was make powder.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Abq, NM
    Inerresting piece! I like the dye job. I have a stash of cottonwood from a tree that went down in the neighborhood. Boring stuff, so I wll experiment as I have some solar lux and transtint from previous projects to play with.
    Keep em coming

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Mason Michigan
    You did a very nice job on this piece!
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA
    Jim I missed this one until now...I like the contrast with the interior!
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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Vancouver Island, Courtenay/Comox Valley, British Columbia
    I have to say, I love the dyed wood. We don't see a lot of it here, I think it's ......taboo?....but I really like it.
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  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Des Moines, IA
    Jim, nicely done. I too like the contrast between the outside and inside. Good Idea.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
    Nice looking form, pleasing to the eye!
    The "Dye Job" looks great too.
    Well done.


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