Midnight black

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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 04-16-2009 09:07 PM 1343 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form was turned from silver maple. The piece didn’t have a lot of character in it and I decided to dye it. I first used Klean Strip Wood Bleach to completely wash out the entire vessel. A vinegar and water solution was used to neutralize the bleach process. I had some black leather dye and applied two coats to the entire vessel – inside and out. Photos are what the vessel looks like after one coat of Deft spray lacquer. I will buff this out with 0000 steel wool and apply three more coats of spray lacquer, buffing between coats. This hollow form is 6 inches high and 6 inches across at its widest point. It is just a hair over 1/8” thick. The opening is 1 1/2 inches across. Took longer to do the finish work than what it did to turn it but the piece is sold and will head to its new owner.

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

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#1 posted 04-16-2009 11:48 PM

Jeff a great looking bowl. Nice job on the coloring.

-- 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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#2 posted 04-27-2009 04:07 PM

Nice turning friend keep them coming

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