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Project by Bill posted 09-15-2016 11:02 AM 2785 views 3 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been working for over a year trying to get this color. It is a mix of three different colors, and some of the attempts ended up worse than puke green. These two vases are maple burl roughly 13 inches tall and 10 ish inches wide.

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#1 posted 09-15-2016 11:18 AM

Wow ! I think this is Fabulous .. Love it.
Here is some thing you can try that works a treat but may supprise you , and thats Fiebings Leather Dye !
Yes you read that correct. Its a Oil Dye that takes to wood beautifully .
Brush it on let it dry, it does dry matt but then spray poly varnish coating on it.
Available on ebay in a whole range of colors.

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#2 posted 09-15-2016 12:04 PM



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#3 posted 09-15-2016 12:25 PM

I applaud you for jumping into the area of colour and wood. It takes a lot of courage and you have have made two wonderful pieces. Bravo!

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#4 posted 09-15-2016 12:40 PM

Excellent job of coloring and of course turning. What did you use for the black interior Bill ? I posted a project yesterday that I will complete today or tomorrow, couldn’t decide what to use for the black interior contrast thanks. don s.

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#5 posted 09-15-2016 12:57 PM

As the kids today say … “O.M.G. ! “

These belong in an art gallery. Absolutely beautiful !

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#6 posted 09-15-2016 01:45 PM

Absolutely stunning! Great job!


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#7 posted 09-15-2016 01:59 PM

simply love the color you have achieved …....awesome work ….... GREAT JOB

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#8 posted 09-15-2016 02:12 PM

Absolutely awesome.

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#9 posted 09-15-2016 03:55 PM

That is gorgeous! Fantastic work!

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#10 posted 09-15-2016 05:32 PM

Number one!

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,you must polish it to shine.....

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#11 posted 09-15-2016 05:36 PM

You have a way with wood!

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#12 posted 09-15-2016 05:44 PM

The colour is just blast.

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#13 posted 09-15-2016 07:42 PM

The best thing is you have managed to color the wood without changing the character and glow of the Maple, very nice! I’ve tried to do that with toners (colors mixed in with a clear coat), but have always got results that were a tad to ‘cloudy’ or murky and certainly nowhere near as vibrant.

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#14 posted 09-15-2016 09:18 PM

What a beautiful piece. Well done!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#15 posted 09-15-2016 11:44 PM

Lovely work Bill, looks like you’ve cracked it with these two, the contrast with the black works a real treat,

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

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