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Project by bushmaster posted 11-24-2019 03:56 AM 523 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I do not have much of a story with this on lathing process as my computer refuses to download the pictures. I hope I will be able to recover pictures of another project with help from my computer friend. It is a major one that and I want to do a video. This project was a practice one to sharpen up what skills I have for an old guy.
The color blending came out allot better than I thought when I was doing it. Very pleased with the result, It is a mixture of red and gold, dabbed on and blended around with air pressure. The colored rings on the last project I blackened it with felt pen, I tried it with this larger surface and it worked out well, no masking at all. It is hard to take a picture to show the true brilliance.

Tried lathing another one of those finials, eventually I will get a better one. Just have to figure out how to post them vertically, I rotated them in pictures, showed vertically, guess it is too late at night and they want to lay down. what can one do, I give up.

All in all the combination with the lid turned out OK.

Thanks for looking and comments are always encouraging.

Rain here today here, no snow, what a disappointment. NOT REALLY ONE IS ALWAYS NOT PREPARED FOR IT, no matter how late it comes. HAVE A GREAT THANKS GIVING DAY to all those south of the border, and those south of the equator, STAY COOL. rest of us stay WARM

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 11-24-2019 04:02 AM

That is truly a beautiful piece.

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#2 posted 11-24-2019 04:18 AM

That is gorgeous.

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#3 posted 11-24-2019 04:33 AM

You are a master craftsman in the finest sense of the term. My hat is off to you and you make me realize how much I have to learn about the craft. Absolutely stunning! How did you get those lovely colors around the rim? It looks like a pearl inlay.

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#4 posted 11-24-2019 04:49 AM

I don’t know what it looks like in person, Brian, but, from here, it looks like Mother of Pearl. It’s lovely. And, the finish is exquisite. The flow between the bowl and the finial is spot-on.

-- Mark

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#5 posted 11-24-2019 05:08 AM

Thanks Mark and mdzehr, I just wish the photo’s came out better. I will make a video detailing how to do it. It basically follow the same procedure and products that people have done for cosmic clouds. Just that I blend the colors to some extent together with air pressure. This one I used red and gold., the red is more rose color. The last posting I had used violet, blue and green. trying to make it resemble abalone. Its easy to do.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 11-24-2019 07:46 AM

Another nice one. Well done.


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#7 posted 11-24-2019 08:48 AM

Beautiful non-wood details!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 11-24-2019 10:08 AM


-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: If you tell the truth, you dont have to remember anything (S. Clemens) Edit: Now where is that darn pencil/ tape measure!

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#9 posted 11-24-2019 10:37 AM

Wow!!! this is very beautiful work, keep on making more,

-- andrek

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#10 posted 11-24-2019 01:04 PM

Brian, your innovative methods are taking LJ’s to a new level – kudos to you

-- 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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#11 posted 11-24-2019 02:20 PM


-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#12 posted 11-24-2019 02:45 PM

Beautiful seems to be the right word for this turning. Nice work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 11-24-2019 09:00 PM

Beautiful piece, Brian… are becoming quite the artist!!

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

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#14 posted 11-24-2019 09:18 PM

Brian, that is a brilliant piece of work.

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

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#15 posted 11-24-2019 10:00 PM

Very attractive turning. Superb job.

-- Julian

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