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Succulent Planters w/ Bark inclusion and Glitter

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Project by Darryl Jones posted 09-04-2018 07:30 PM 1437 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project is the second time that I have used glitter and CA to fill a void in a piece of wood. This project came about because I wanted to try the glitter/CA process again and because I was looking for a project that I could make to sell fairly quickly that would provide some practice at a technique that I want to improve on (sphere turning in this case). This one is made of maple with a significant bark inclusion that has been stabilized/filled with glitter and thin CA. I also followed up on some areas by layering on thick ca bring the fill unto the surrounding surface as you can see around the rim, it looks jagged but its not. As always, I hope you enjoy the pics and be sure to leave your $0.02 below in the comments

-- Dread Knot Wood Shop http://www.dreadknotwoodshop.com





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#1 posted 09-05-2018 12:03 AM

Very nice. For a second there I thought you said “glitter”

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#2 posted 09-05-2018 01:28 AM

That has a nice look to it.

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#3 posted 09-05-2018 02:54 AM

I liked the other piece a lot more, but the glitter is better on this one. I think the blended color hides the glitter-ish-ness (is that a word?) better.

Basically if you have to put something in a void to make it sound, glitter sells.

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#4 posted 09-05-2018 12:32 PM

great work and i like the project idea

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#5 posted 09-05-2018 04:53 PM

i like this a lot,but how do you water proof this as a planter? does the ca glue hold up to the moisture.nice work.

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#6 posted 09-06-2018 12:55 AM

+poltz as I understand it succulents require very little water in fact a few drops at a time. So I am figuring that it will not be a problem. But since you asked, I am going to look into it to be certain. Thanks for the feedback.

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