Using dyes on turned pieces

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Blog series by jeffthewoodwacker updated 06-08-2009 01:01 AM 2 parts 2640 reads 15 comments total

Part 1: Why try dye

06-02-2009 05:33 PM by jeffthewoodwacker | 9 comments »

I turned this hollow form from a piece of silver maple that was cut down 30 days ago. The turning was done start to finish all in one day – a uniform wall thickness of 1/4” inch and no pith resulted in very little movement of the wood. After living in a brown paper bag for the last 30 days the piece managed to escape and found itself attached to my vacuum chuck and got sanded all the way to 400 grit. Since this piece had very little character as it was I decided to apply alcoho...

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Part 2: Finished!

06-08-2009 01:01 AM by jeffthewoodwacker | 6 comments »

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...

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