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    HF, Candy Apple Red #2

    Spalted White Birch, dyed with Ritz Red Crimson, 9 ¼” diameter x 4 ½” high, sanded to 400 grit, 8 coats of Minwax Wipe-On Gloss Poly. It will get buffed after waiting a week or so for the finish to cure.

    I tried a number of different settings for the lights when taking the photos and they all produced significant glare…so, sorry about that – but it is really really glossy! The multiple cracks in the piece were left as is for effect!

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    As always, your critiques, comments or suggestions are welcome!

    Thanks for looking!
    Steve

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    Nice one Steve, love the dye job!
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    I like it Steve. The color really makes it stand out.

    I've got some Transtint dye, and I've been waiting for the right light wood to try it on.
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    Steve great piece. Is the inside black or am I seeing things?
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    Thanks for the kind words everyone!

    Bernie - it's just a lack of light. I dyed both the inside and outside on this one just to see if I liked it better than dying only the outside. Need to look at it for a while to see if it makes any difference.
    Steve

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    Hi Steve ,
    Nice to see your bold movement within this round web. The red is very nice as is the shape. When using it on the spalted, the spalting seems to lose it's dramatic difference. Just a comment, not meant as good or bad.
    Any chance controlling the red (or any other color)? Say on a bead on a finial? I don't know, just wondering.
    Keep pushing the envelope, it is fun taking these rides with you!
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    Steve,

    That is absolutely stunning!

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    Steve, that red color is magnificent! I love it.

    I'm also going to have to try a poly finish when I want something glossy. Yours is stunning.
    Cody


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    Glad everyone likes the color - it is a little radical.

    Robert - I appreciate the support! I dyed this HF because the spalting was not as bold as on some of the others that I have turned and I thought it would be another great experiment. The surprise is when you pick the HF up - the spalting then seems to jump out at you. Guess you have to get by the color first...

    As far as a means to control the color... suppose you could dye the entire piece and put back on the lathe and turn away anything you didn't want color on. Will have to give that some thought...

    Cody - poly is one of the easiest finishes to apply. Just make sure to use thin coats and build up the finish and you won't have any problems!
    Steve

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    Steve as others said this is spectacular! Well Done.

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