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    Midnight Ash

    Took another Ash NE and dyed it black. This time I also included the bark edge. It ended up 13-1/4" x 9-1/4" x 6-1/2". It took about 4 coats of India ink and then two coats of lacquer to end up here.

    Comments/critiques/opinions/suggestions are welcomed.



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    Stunning!

    I assume clear finish over the ink, not black on black.

    Jay

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    Wow Mark that is awesome. Beautiful.
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    Great turning, but I prefer the look of the black on the outside and natural on the inside better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Knoll View Post
    I assume clear finish over the ink, not black on black.
    Correct

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    Mark,

    I have looked at this piece off and on since you posted it. Usually, I'm not a big fan of dyed pieces if you can't see the wood grain coming through. I have seen a lot of pieces that are black and I usually don't care for them, but this one is growing on me. Maybe it's that it's not a high gloss finish. Very nicely done, excellent shape as always.
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    I really like this piece Mark. The grain flows/undulates very nicely and the bark NE is a striking contrast.

    Just my opinion.

    Wes

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    Stunning is an understatement! This is one of my favorites.

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    More great stuff, Mark. I really like the way the grain still shown through the blackness. (And of course you nailed the form bigtime.)
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