Fun with dyes

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Project by Chris posted 11-28-2012 03:04 PM 1286 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a bowl, a cigar ash tray, and made a mistake look incredible. A lot of fun with only 3 colors of dye and a lot of wipe on poly. if you ever have the time and patience, this is one of the coolest reveals i have seen. The more poly I put on, the more the pieces started glowing. I will definitely be integrating this into future projects.

-- Chris Cunningham

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#1 posted 11-28-2012 04:53 PM

Awesome work.

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#2 posted 11-28-2012 05:54 PM

And that is truly incredible ..

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#3 posted 11-28-2012 10:19 PM

Nice work. I am curious how does the poly react with the hot end of the cigar???

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 11-28-2012 10:36 PM

Michael, I had about a half dozen friends over last weekend and we all smoked cigars. I pretty much gave them free reign. In other words, dont worry about the ash tray, just use it like normal. No one really set there cigar down, but there was plenty put out and ashed into it and it still looks brand new. Realistically, I am not worried about burn marks. That would just mean it is being used and isnt just a show piece, and it may look cool but it is supposed to get dirty. Thats just how I feel.

-- Chris Cunningham

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#5 posted 11-28-2012 10:50 PM

Lemon yellows, pinks, reds… can make GREAT base dyes under other colors.

The big furniture factories and instrument makers do this daily.

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