Two Faced

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Project by diggerdelaney posted 08-28-2019 08:16 PM 613 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a thin piece of Oak which sat in the wood store for ages you know the type “I will do something with that one day”.
Anyway, I named this two-faced as the disc can be turned around. The centres one green and one red are from a very small burr that I cut into 1/2” thick pieces for use in turned boxes(which I still have not turned), all the texture is done with a Robert Sorby spiralling and texturing tool. Colouring is spirit stain and then either a light sanding to reveal the high spots, a coloured wax that I made myself or dry brushed over the stain. Then finished with an acrylic sander sealer followed by a satin acrylic lacquer
The base is a plum coloured slate again finished with the acrylic as above the two supporting rods are from some metal that I collect which again may come in handy one day, I think this is stainless steel.
Measurements are as follows Total height is 15 1/2” width 13”. and depth 4” the decorative disc is 13” diameter
The second picture with the disc reversed

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#1 posted 08-28-2019 10:03 PM

Sweet sculpture. I collect metal too, most of it rusted, antique brass is always treasured.

I would be very interested to see a photo of that texturing tool you mention.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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#2 posted 08-28-2019 10:17 PM

Sweet sculpture. I collect metal too, most of it rusted, antique brass is always treasured.

I would be very interested to see a photo of that texturing tool you mention.

- wildwoodbybrianjohns

Thank you

Not where I brought mine from but this is the tool

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#3 posted 08-28-2019 10:33 PM

Very attractive piece!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#4 posted 08-29-2019 01:17 AM

G’day Derek,
That looks like some decorator piece from a high end store.
Top marks!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#5 posted 08-29-2019 05:12 AM

Has it something with Captain America?...hehe…nice work!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 08-29-2019 10:24 AM

Cool, you are very creative.

-- Petey

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#7 posted 08-29-2019 10:41 AM

This is slick, well done

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#8 posted 08-29-2019 01:43 PM

the reverse is the most striking (to me ) —kudos

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#9 posted 08-30-2019 12:02 AM

Very cool, I like the green side the best. That center really pops.

-- John

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#10 posted 09-03-2019 05:23 AM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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