View Poll Results: Should I Burn the Lip of this Hollow Form?

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  • No, leave it as-is

    23 41.82%
  • Yes, burn the lip

    30 54.55%
  • Heck, burn the whole thing and try again

    2 3.64%
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Thread: Burn or No Burn?

  1. #1
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    Burn or No Burn?

    Quick opinion check...burn the lip on this piece or no? As I mentioned in another thread, I've already rounded the chamfer that was on the inside of the rim (not shown in these older pics), but now I'm trying to decide whether to blacken the flat part on the outside of the rim with a woodburner. Here's a quick & dirty Photoshop comparison:

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    me first! woohoo

    I like how the rim is accentuated, adds a nice touch to a beautiful piece.
    -Ned

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    At first I was going to say no to burning-- but after seeing the pics the black line accentuates the rim and highlights the spalting -- BUT I think it is too wide as shown in the pic. How's that for a definitive maybe?

    Unless you thin the edge -- I'd say no burn. It's a close call. (BTW, I'm the no vote because there was not MAYBE))
    Last edited by Tony Falotico; 07-01-2007 at 12:44 PM.

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    Vaughn,

    I voted yes, but...

    There's this sign I want to hang in my shop. Maybe I can get Nancy to laser one... It should say " Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien, mais le pire est l'ami de l'excès." Translated into english, it means "wow, that piece is really cool, and finished, really. But if I just do this one more thing to it, it will be Hypercool, and harmony and beauty will reign throughout the realm..."

    Ouch. I've messed up more things that way! On the other hand, we're all still learning, right? So if you've never done anything like burning a rim before, I say "Get out the torch!"

    Thanks,

    Bill
    Last edited by Bill Lantry; 07-01-2007 at 02:29 PM.

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    Vaughn I like the burn on the collar. It really sets it off.
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    Not just going along here; I really do prefer the burn.
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    Burn Baby, Burn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Lantry View Post
    There's this sign I want to hang in my shop. Maybe I can get Nancy to laser one... It should say " Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien, mais le pire est l'ami de l'excès." Translated into english, it means "wow, that piece is really cool, and finished, really. But if I just do this one more thing to it, it will be Hypercool, and harmony and beauty will reign throughout the realm..."Bill
    Bill, bring it on. I'll laser just about anything you wanna throw at me.

    Vaughn, I'm a purist--I voted no (the second "no") because I think that the beauty of the wood and the form and finish speak for themselves on this piece, without the necessity for embellishment. My general feeling about pyrography, blackening, lines--anything of that sort--is that those things are best reserved for relatively plain woods such as maple, cherry, and walnut without a lot of figure, just grain. When you start using highly figured woods--burls, spalts, curly, quilted, bird's eye--the beauty of the wood stands out on its own. Embellishment is just overkill.

    I think it's just right the way it is.

    Just my 1.98, for what it's worth.

    Nancy
    Last edited by Nancy Laird; 07-01-2007 at 08:02 PM. Reason: Garbled syntax
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    I'd say toast it...but not too black...

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    Burn it.

    why?

    because it creates definition,

    It would even be more impressive if you could do a pin striped burn on that collar.

    totally understated and refined against the randomness of the "veining" in the wood.

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