Milliput as a feature ring

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Project by Bob Collins posted 07-17-2016 10:24 AM 1392 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some left over MILLIPUT which was 2014 vintage and should have been thrown out, then I saw a project on here a week or so back and decided to try and get some value out of the pieces. After a lot of rolling and pounding I managed to get some layers plyable enough to use. Used black and white on the hollow form and Terracotta and silver yellow on the bowl, not a great result but good enough for me to order some fresh MILLIPUT and will have another attempt shortly. This sets hard over night and I used a very sharp skew chisel to shape it and finished the sanding with 600 grit. The wood for the hollow form is Huon Pine and Red Gum for the bowl, the finals is stained pine.

-- RIP Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#1 posted 07-17-2016 10:47 AM

Looks great to me Bob. I must show my ignorance though and ask “What is MILLIPUT”??


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 07-17-2016 11:15 AM

Bob these are great looking. I know others that are using Milliput. Looks cool

-- Ron Campbell

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#3 posted 07-17-2016 11:23 AM

Bob, Lilliput is a two part Epoxy Putty, search the internet and also ytube videos, plenty of coverage.
Thanks Ron, will get better results once I get some fresh stuff to work with.

-- RIP Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#4 posted 07-17-2016 12:19 PM

Bob…...That is terrific!!!!!!! Well done!!!! That really is a Work of Art. I take my hat off to you.

Those woods work well together. The Hollowing must have been tricky…did you use special hollowing chisels?
The Finials turned out perfectly. GREAT PROJECT!!!!!!!!!!!


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#5 posted 07-17-2016 12:49 PM

Another great filler to use on our projects. They look great Bob. I like the ring effect, may have to give it a go.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 07-17-2016 01:27 PM

Nicely used scraps.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 07-17-2016 01:48 PM

Can you teach my scraps to turn out this great!?

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 07-17-2016 05:32 PM

You have done a beautiful job on these pieces.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 07-17-2016 08:45 PM

nice work… I’ve never used that material, but I’m going to look into it. Gives a nice contrast to the piece..

-- Bret - Maverick Wood Studio

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#10 posted 07-17-2016 09:23 PM

Must admit I hadn’t heard of this stuff either Bob, it sure adds another dimension & the ability to a enhance a turning, Really like what you have here Mate.

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#11 posted 07-17-2016 11:59 PM

Thanks for the comments. If interested in this procedure have a look at PETER BROWN’s page and you will see how he uses MILLIPUT. Also there are ytube videos on “how to use Milliput”, warning it is a bit expensive to just play around with. Have fun. I used waxed baking paper to stack, roll out the layers and cut on, found it didn’t stick.

-- RIP Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#12 posted 07-18-2016 12:09 AM

It’s fantastic, Bob. Beautiful, and mysterious.

-- Mark

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#13 posted 07-18-2016 01:37 AM

That is very attractive, bob. I have never heard of Milliput, but found this video on how it is used for inlay:

Here is where we can buy it:

That is quite a product as a epoxy without a hardener to add. It must get activated when you knead it??
it opens up a whole new avenue of inlaying process!

Thanks for the project!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#14 posted 07-18-2016 02:21 AM

Yes Jim, kneading equal parts together until you get the mix right and there is l plenty of time to play with it, leave overnight and it set hard enough to turn (I used a sharp skew chisel) and sand. Definitely another avenue for inlaying, maybe adding some filings or grindings to it. Always something new for us old buggers to dither over.
Thanks for that Amazon lead, very few distributors out here and they don’t carry black. Peter Brown’s (an LJ)
project is worth looking at. Have fun and look forward to seeing what you come up with. Cheers.

-- RIP Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#15 posted 07-18-2016 02:31 PM

Hi Bob. i’ve never heard of Milliput but what a cool idea. Well done mate.

-- Mark

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