Purple CAT

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Project by trifern posted 04-02-2008 10:25 PM 2772 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bowl measures 4” x 9” and is made from Catalpa. It was dyed with purple and yellow Rit dyes and finished with a wipe-on poly. It is difficult to see in the pictures how it changes colors depending on the lighting.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#1 posted 04-02-2008 11:08 PM

thats a nice bowl. the grain looks really cool too. great job!

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#2 posted 04-02-2008 11:14 PM

Great piece of turning. Beaut grain in the Catalpa.

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

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#3 posted 04-02-2008 11:30 PM

Nice job…

Rit… As in the Fabric dyes?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 04-02-2008 11:35 PM

This is a beautiful bowl. I really wish I had a lathe.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 04-03-2008 01:21 AM

Yes, Rit as in clothes dye. I read about it from fellow LumberJock Darren Nelson.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 04-03-2008 02:41 AM

good looking bowl – good looking figure…

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#7 posted 04-03-2008 04:26 AM

Really nice. That picture from the top… you can tell the color changing a bit.


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#8 posted 04-03-2008 11:01 AM

Great bowl. Good job turning.

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#9 posted 04-03-2008 12:34 PM

Cool. I like catalpa. I have dyed some stuff (small things) it never dawned on me to dye a bowl. I smell a project, thanks.

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#10 posted 04-03-2008 05:38 PM

I saw your post only after reading Daren’s blog on RIT. Really nice turning!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#11 posted 04-03-2008 07:28 PM

Gorgeous, very nice turning. Unusual grain really brought out by the dye. Very cool. Nice job. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 04-04-2008 03:57 AM

I know what you mean by color shifting. Great job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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