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    I Give Up!

    After a month or two of time and a roll or two of digital film, I've given up on trying to get perfect photos of this hollow form. It's curly maple, dyed with black TransTint liquid dye and turquoise TransFast powdered dye, then finished with buffed spray lacquer. It's about 5" tall and 7" wide, with walls somewhere around 1/8" to 3/16" thick. The photos don't really do the color or finish justice, but they'll have to do for now.

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    Stunning......

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    Wow!! That's was some curl that won't quit! Black really brings it out welll and I like the size. Two snaps in a circle!!
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    That's beautiful Vaughn

    Pictures look pretty good to me
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    [QUOTE=Vaughn McMillan;279514]After a month or two of time and a roll or two of digital film, I've given up on trying to get perfect photos of this hollow form.
    It's curly maple, dyed with black TransTint liquid dye and turquoise TransFast powdered dye,
    Hi Vaughn; I think your pics are pretty perfect. Great idea, black and blue. I can't wait to give it a try on a pen!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mack Cameron View Post
    ...Great idea, black and blue. I can't wait to give it a try on a pen!
    You probably are already familiar with the technique, but for those who aren't...I dyed the whole thing black, sanded that back until almost gone, then hit it with the blue. It works with just about any other dark and light color combination, and looks especially good on curly maple. Do the dark color first, then sand it back and do the lighter color. You can also do it with more colors, sanding between each, and here again, working from dark to light tones. Black, red and yellow is a fun combination.
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    Most bowls or things I have tried on my lathe other than pens create the "black and blue" tint, to bad it is me that becomes/gets black and blue!!!!!
    That is one nice piece of magic there Vaughn!
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    Very unique and good looking from here.

    "digital film"?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    You probably are already familiar with the technique, but for those who aren't...I dyed the whole thing black, sanded that back until almost gone, then hit it with the blue. It works with just about any other dark and light color combination, and looks especially good on curly maple. Do the dark color first, then sand it back and do the lighter color. You can also do it with more colors, sanding between each, and here again, working from dark to light tones. Black, red and yellow is a fun combination.
    Thanks for answering the question before I asked it.

    I thought maybe the black and blue was symbolic for injuries you sustained while working on it.

    You should show that one to an interior design person. I see a market there--providing woodworking objects in any color for a design scheme....

    It's look great, BTW.
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