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Blog series by Julian updated 04-16-2017 11:06 PM 8 parts 5195 reads 24 comments total

Part 1: Started making beads and burning lines.

03-27-2017 02:25 PM by Julian | 7 comments »

I recently saw some videos on how to make a “basket weave illusion” bowl. There are some fantastic examples on the internet by wood turners such as Doug Schneiter and Harvey Meyer. I just had to give this a try.Here is one of their projects: The beads were cut with two different sized beading tools (3/16” and 1/4”). One beading tool is a Robert Sorby tool and the other is a D-Way tool. The D-Way tool cuts smoother in my opinion. When all the b...

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Part 2: Burning more lines

03-29-2017 02:22 PM by Julian | 5 comments »

I have burned about 25% of the lines which has taken me about 4 hours. Only a few more lines to burn.

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Part 3: Design for the colored beads

04-03-2017 01:11 AM by Julian | 0 comments »

After several attempts I finally have a design I like. Once the lines are all burned the next step will be to color the beads to match the design.

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Part 4: Burning 99.5% complete

04-05-2017 02:53 AM by Julian | 1 comment »

I still have two rings at the center to complete and the top rim. This has taken me over a week to get to this point.

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Part 5: Coloring with ink pens

04-07-2017 02:41 AM by Julian | 2 comments »

Finally finished burning all the lines so now it is time to start coloring in the design. I changed the design from what I previously posted. Here is a photo of the design I chose and my progress. For this design I am using dark brown, a deep red, and blue.

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Part 6: Decorating the top half

04-09-2017 12:54 AM by Julian | 1 comment »

Spent some time finishing the pattern on the top half. With the exception of the rim. Haven’t decided on what to do with that part. Colors: Lapis (blue), cardinal (red), & dark brown.

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Part 7: Almost Done

04-15-2017 02:36 AM by Julian | 3 comments »

Have not had much time to work on this project but I am almost done coloring the design.Still need to finish the top rim and part off the bottom.

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Part 8: Finished

04-16-2017 11:06 PM by Julian | 5 comments »

Finally finished this piece.

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