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Blog entry by Dan'um Style posted 11-17-2007 05:48 AM 2350 reads 7 times favorited 45 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This process went pretty quick.

I started at 6pm and now it is 10:30.

Includes all the photo editing and the whole nine yards.

added bronze coating and let dry about an hour. used the stuff on far right.

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bronzed 6 panel

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patina acid materials

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panel after 15 minutes of acid soak

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panel after 2 hours … ready to get started
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beartex -............... rub really-really hard, long-long time
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after beartex rubbing
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clean off surface with brush and spray on several coats of gloss lacquer
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let dry with fan blowing on it

spray coat of matte varnish

done !!

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cool little detail
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the tiles ....

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HEY DUDES !!! THERE ARE about a million photos of my various projects in the body of this blog.

If you ever make it to the bottom of this thread …. leave a message. >grin<

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain



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#1 posted 11-17-2007 05:51 AM

Great Job Dan.

Is the frame started yet?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#2 posted 11-17-2007 06:04 AM

That’s pretty awesome, Dan! Thanks for showing the process!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 11-17-2007 06:05 AM

Frame is not started yet.

Did measure all the tiles. 5.25 wide x 10.5 tall.

Thinking of greene and greene design, but never know where it will end up

Will post the sketchup design in another blog,

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 11-17-2007 07:13 AM

REally great, Dan. Worth waiting fo,r for sure.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 11-17-2007 07:29 AM

Thanks for the great feedback !

guess I’m on a roll.

Two kilns in a row with no-broken-tiles

This has never happened before. p-clay is my best find in years !

for me it is like throwing 2 yatzees in a row !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 11-17-2007 10:12 AM

time to go to bed …

sketchup g$g framed

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#7 posted 11-17-2007 04:13 PM

Tiles are looking cool! I love the frame..really comes together with the frame. Quality Sketchup work as usual!

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#8 posted 11-17-2007 04:33 PM

Very nice Dan….great tonal qualities with that patina. Great Sketchup use too….looks like your hooked.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#9 posted 11-18-2007 01:21 AM

Hi Dan;

All kidding aside, these are really beautiful. Amazing transformation. Very quick results, to

Nice, very nice. Thanks for the step by step photos, and product information.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#10 posted 11-18-2007 02:31 AM

Thanks everyone !

Very fun project so far !

I’m on my third kiln load with two more to follow. 70 tiles in all. All hapes and sizes. I’m bronzing a frog tile, castle tile, scarab tile and two landscapes. Will post them as fully bronzed pieces. I’m still looking for the mahogany carvings that belong to them. They’re around here somewhere.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#11 posted 11-20-2007 02:05 AM

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Welcome tile I have for sale on ebay. Used patina finish same as above, but used shoe polish and a heat gun on top of the bronze patina prior to lacquer. Also used shellac before the lacquer….

Will post the wood carving projects, when I get it cleaned up.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#12 posted 11-20-2007 03:08 AM

A great welcome sign. What is you eBay id

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#13 posted 11-20-2007 05:26 AM

arts-and-crafts-style is my ebay id

click to link

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#14 posted 11-21-2007 02:20 AM

Looking for feedback on the three photos attached. Three sets of the haunted forest series tiles that I bronzed and acid finished in the last couple days.

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link to "project haunted forest":http://lumberjocks.com/projects/1801

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#15 posted 11-21-2007 06:51 AM

Dan,
Not to veer lightly into profanity on LJ but I will paraphrase what Ahmet Ertegün said upon meeting Ray Charles.
“You know, you are the sh*t.”
I believe that was meant in the most highly complimentary way, the same way I intend it to be taken. Bravo.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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