Using dyes on turned pieces #2: Finished!

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Blog entry by jeffthewoodwacker posted 06-08-2009 01:01 AM 1266 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My original intent was to put three colors of dye on this hollow form – green followed by blue and then yellow. A funny thing happened a couple of days ago. Some folks dropped by my workshop studio and one of the ladies claimed that this piece was talking to her. I explained that I still had to put another coat of dye on it, but she insisted that the piece was happy the way it was and just wanted to be shiny. Since she was paying me cold hard cash I figured hey if this piece of wood is talking that loud to her so be it. I told her that it would be a couple of days before I would have all the finish on the piece and that she could come by then and pick it up. This piece has 5 coats of high gloss clear poly applied, wet sanded to 1500 grit between coats and then buffed out. The new owner is happy with it, I am a few bucks to the good and everyone is happy.

The inside of the hollow form was dyed with the blue dye.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#1 posted 06-08-2009 01:13 AM

It’s talking to me too. It say jeff does great work


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#2 posted 06-08-2009 01:24 AM

Geeze man….......................... What can I say? It’s talking loudly to me too. I got to find me a supply of this dye stuff. I am just falling in love with all this analine dye finish you and Joe are using on your turnings.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#3 posted 06-08-2009 03:26 AM

Shiney it is and paid for. What more can you ask for.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 06-08-2009 04:14 AM

A money maker indeed.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 06-08-2009 04:17 AM

Very nice indeed!!

‘the Sedcokid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#6 posted 06-08-2009 09:03 AM

It’s got like a peacock-blue/green thing happening, which is very pretty!

-- Beth

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