Kolrosing #1: White on brown

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Blog entry by Dave Polaschek posted 01-27-2021 11:00 PM 533 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I started learning kolrosing on my coping saw and am pretty happy with the way coffee grounds look against the pale yellow citrus. But I took a look at Del’s color kolrosing page and decided I’d play with that a little. I found a little time this morning to experiment with a piece of walnut and some titanium dioxide.

I think with walnut I’ll need to fill the grain some first. And I might need a different pigment. TiO2 is soluble in linseed oil, so getting it sealed into the wood is pretty messy.

More when I get a chance to experiment more.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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Don W

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#1 posted 01-27-2021 11:10 PM

I’ve done kolrosing on some spoons with coffee grounds, although I didn’t know what it was called until now. I’m just a little smarter today, although I’ll probably forget by tomorrow!

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 01-27-2021 11:35 PM

Yeah. Everyone seems to do it on spoons. When I sent Del at Pinewood Forge a picture of my coping saw, he responded, “It’s not a spoon!”

I’ve got blue, red, purple, yellow and green, plus the white titanium dioxide. But I still have a long way to go on my carving skills…

Glad I could make you a little smarter, even if it’s only for a short time. ;-)

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#3 posted 01-28-2021 01:42 AM

I know very little about this except what I see around here. Nothing wrong with learning new things. I’ll tag along and maybe I’ll learn something.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 01-28-2021 02:01 AM

Welcome, Dave! If you have any questions ask away. I’m not an expert, but how hard can it be, right? ;-)

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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