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Project by twig posted 12-10-2008 06:52 AM 1541 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a great time making these pieces. I put a slight curve on the Aum three prong so it lays closer to your head and is more comfortable. I am really having a blast working with all these different species of woods. I’m learning a lot with each piece I attempt.

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#1 posted 12-10-2008 08:56 AM

How much of the Ambrosia Maple markings can you see through the paint / stain / dye ?
I think the reason most of us use figured woods is to be able to see the figure in the wood although I’ve heard stories of another member that painted a Black Walnut project… LOL
Your carvings are very nicely shaped and detailed : )

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#2 posted 12-10-2008 06:21 PM

Thank you, Dusty. That particular piece was cut from a part of the piece of maple that didn’t have any marbling, so it was all white, and this color green is quite desirable for hair accessories.

I love using figured woods, but I don’t color them unless the person requests it. I use watercolors because the grain does show through so well. Like the whale’s tail hair fork I made, the poplar I used had beautiful grain coloring, and even after staining it that light gold color you could still see the grain very well. Food coloring also works quite well for this.

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#3 posted 12-11-2008 06:45 PM

Nice work. I was wondering about the last one with the Aum symbol, so I Wiki’ed it. I might have to incorporate that symbol into the box I was planning on making a Punjabi friend (very devote Sikh).

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