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    And if you feel a little blue...

    Another piece from Mike, This one was screwed up from the word go. I wanted the vase shape, then when I saw the curl, I thought dye would be cool, so put on the black, sanded it down and did 4-5 applications of blue. Then a collar would look nice, so I ebonized some beech and put that on and glued it in...then I noticed some checking in the top...crud...it was still a little wet . Since I have dye and a collar on it DNA is out. I plastic wrapped it and poked a hole in the top. I unwrapped it a few days later and the cracks were nominal but the recess for the collar warped...so I cut a groove and filled it with turquoise. I'm turning off the tenon and Wammo...catch 1/3 of the way up...cut it down...re-dye and finish.

    C&C used one the next one if I don't go back to just pens!!!!
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    Jim, that is a nice one. I love the dyed stuff, something I want to try one of these days.
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    And that's why I don't like to have a plan when I'm making something. Sometimes the piece of wood doesn't want to cooperate. Nice save, though.
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    I felt obsessed...from start to plastic wrap was 3 hours then a week of drying in wrap...I never do that.... Usually it's "oh, maybe this or maybe that" Hope it doesn't happen again!
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    Great looking piece Jim. I do like the blue. I agree with Vaughn. I never have a plan. I start turning and let the wood tell me what it wants to be.
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    I really like the repair to disaster #2 or was it three? Anyway the turquoise is great against the dark wood color. Really nice piece.

    Enjoy,

    Jim
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    That looks great Jim and here I thought it was only us noobs that suffer change orders & I really like the turquoise nice touch!
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    Yea man that ended up looking real fine. I guess i'm in the crowd were i never know quite what it will look like till it's done also. Keep them coming as they just keep getting better and better.

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    Thats a gorgeous piece. The blue really sets off the grain. NICE.
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    Jim, I get a piece like that now and then, and it's trying to tell me NO, not now or something..... I'm learning to respect the whole "murphy's laws and guide to going south", and to use an anger mgmt term, take a timeout!
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