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    Couple of new things

    Trying to avoid pens for a while, found a chunk of boring maple, figured if I killed it the loss would be minimal. Sure enough, when I got into it...boring! Always a fan of dye and a very rookie wanna be pyro, this was a good opportunity! Usual routine, black sanded back, orange, yellow and red all sanded out and a final wipe with red, little bead with burn lines to add definition, the dots...lots of dots. While I didn't set off the smoke alarm, it's was a lot of burning! 3 coats of AO to try and fine some grain and WOP to finish. About 10x3.
    Not sure what the wood is, but this is a little egg (approximately) shape box...seemed like a fun idea at the time. 4x2, finished with satin WOP.
    Thanks for looking, C&C always used on the next one!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails bowl inside.jpg   bowl2.jpg   bowl3.jpg   egg1.jpg   egg2.jpg  

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Burr View Post
    Trying to avoid pens for a while,
    Can't understand that!

    I might if I ever thought I could turn some things as nice as those!
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    Interesting texture on the bowl rim!
    I like your idea of an egg shaped lidded box.
    All well done and not boring.

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    Very nice Jim! Thanks for sharing...
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    the color looks fine and how long did it take you to do all those dots jim
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    Thanks folks! Larry, I have moderate ADD even at my old age so it was about 10 minutes a night with the small ball tip...the large tip didn't look right. Overall it took two weeks...but I hunkered down for the last 4" and just sucked it up. Once I started sanding, the oils raised from burning easly came off and may need to be re-done. I'd guess if one was to put their mind to it...two days of dot dot dot should finish it up.
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    Hey bud glad to see you stepping out and trying something different. I think you did a fine job on all them dots, and the egg is just kool. Keep pushing your self to try different things, that's all i do. O and some times they go in the wood stove,before i would show anyone the crap i made.

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    I actually like the grain in the maple, its not super fancy but it has some nice spots of interest.

    The egg is really cool, I like it a lot! If you could have rounded the top maybe just a smidge it would look more egg like, but it has kind if a sparse minaret look now thats interesting as well.

    The dots and dye job came out really good as well; the dye highlights the grain and the color goes well with the rest of the piece. Its hard to get the dots really random isn't it? Overall very nice.

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    Cool items. Thanks for sharing those "walk on the wild side" adventures ;-) I'm going with beech on the egg.
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    Those are beauties Jim. I do like that bowl. Very nice embellishments.
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