Lipstick on a Pig

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Project by trifern posted 10-11-2008 02:09 PM 2894 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bowl is turned from catalpa and measures 2.75” by 6.5”. It is finished with leather dye, lacquer, liming wax, and Briwax. I really like how the color changes depending on lighting conditions and the angle. All comments are welcome.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#1 posted 10-11-2008 02:27 PM

BEAUTIFUL…................. Where do you get all your great looking woods? All of your bowls are such great artist pieces. I also like the name you gave to this piece. Very fitting.

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

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#2 posted 10-11-2008 02:37 PM

Very nice! Is the Briwax considered food-safe, or is this a display piece?

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#3 posted 10-11-2008 02:41 PM

Rikkor, Briwax can not have any water. It is a display piece.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 10-11-2008 02:47 PM

Thanks. You can display it proudly.

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#5 posted 10-11-2008 03:20 PM

trifern: You are getting a lot of great mileage out of your dye and liming wax technique.
Keep it up!

-- 温故知新

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#6 posted 10-11-2008 03:23 PM

...sounds like politics as usual to me. Great work.

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#7 posted 10-11-2008 03:37 PM

that is the greatest name, one way to mix woodworking and politics.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#8 posted 10-11-2008 03:38 PM

Beautiful!!! I like the name of this one. Is it a gift for Obama?

-- Dennis Zongker

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#9 posted 10-11-2008 04:01 PM

Very nice piece, I missed your other posts of leather dyed pieces and had to go check them out, all of them are amazing.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#10 posted 10-11-2008 04:44 PM

I don’t know what’s better… these colored bowls, or the names you’ve been coming up with!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 10-11-2008 04:52 PM

LOL! Lipstick on a Pig! Too cool! Beautiful piece!

Looking forward to trying some of these dyed pieces… the hard part will be coming up with the names! ;)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#12 posted 10-11-2008 05:11 PM

Very nice! So how did you get it on the pig? I think the color of lipstick you’re referring to is “Pink Jungle”. Ever see the movie? See:

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#13 posted 10-11-2008 05:40 PM

Leatyher dye ! who would have thought . Really fantsatic idea. I get all my good ideas here with my fellow jocks well done nicely turned and dyed.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#14 posted 10-11-2008 07:42 PM

That is awesome! You should send that one to Sara Palin. LOL.

Okay, I lost the site where you give the process for this. Can you help recall where it is?



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#15 posted 10-11-2008 08:53 PM

Great Job Joe. Wonderful color and texture. Like our art teacher always said, “you want to make people want to touch the piece or rub it.” It looks like that to me, like you want to touch it. Nice.

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

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