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    Candy Apple Red, HF #15

    Spalted white birch 7 ½” x 4 1/8” and sanded to 400 grit. It was then removed from the lathe and dyed with a blend of Ritz ‘Crimson Red’ and DNA. Placed back on the lathe it was lightly sanded and then hollowed. Several coats of thinned Minwax wipe-on poly was used to achieve the high gloss look I was after. Cracks were left as-is for effect.

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    I appreciate any and all comments!

    Thanks for looking!
    Steve

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    Oooh, that's purty, Steve!
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    What Billy said!!!!

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    That came out very nicely, Steve. You nailed the high-gloss look, too.
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    Hi Steve, what a beauty boy, and very smooth and shiny.
    I bet you had a lot of fun, right.
    Great work Steve !!

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    That is just beautiful. That high-gloss really looks nice. How long did you leave it to sit in the dye?
    I keep cuttin, but it just ain't gettin any longer!!!

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    Thanks everyone - wasn't real sure the color would fly very well!

    Sandy - the dye was applied with a 1" foam brush on the outside of the form only. I kept applying it until I had an even color - then wiped it down. About 10 minutes later I had it on the lathe and gave it a light sanding just to remove some of the raised grain and also to remove a little of the color so you could see the spalt and grain patterns.
    Steve

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    OK - between you and Vaughn I'm running out of superlatives.
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    Wow Steve. Absolutely beautiful.
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    Hi Steve ,
    The turners are right, it is a beautiful piece.

    The reflection on that high gloss in all 4 pictures is something that takes away from the beauty of the piece. I really want to cut through that reflection and see the piece in all it's glory. Wish I knew how that could be done. It is so pretty and the color is exciting.
    That photography is another profession altogether. Or , maybe it is just me and my eyesight. Hope it is the pictures.
    Beautiful!
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