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Bookcase and Wall entertainment unit #4: Bookcase assembly

08-29-2010 05:31 PM by rando1 | 5 comments »

The later part of the week brought us to the point of pulling together all the pieces and assembling the base bookcase units. All the cutting and fitting together and we have a really cool unit coming together. The face frame got a detailed edge and the top of the unit, we will try to get a better picture on the next update. We did not get too much more done the end of the week, because we took Thursday and Friday and went to Atlanta for the IWF conference. Wow the show had lots of gr...

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2 DYE 4

06-16-2009 06:33 AM by trifern | 56 comments »

I have had numerous requests for a how to blog about my dyeing techniques. I use water base aniline dyes. This technique the dye is applied using 20 cent sponge brushes and cheap paper towels. I typically work from the darkest colors to the lightest, creating layers of color. This piece is turned from fiddle back maple. My apologies for not taking a photograph prior to applying any dyes. The first coat is black. I apply the dye liberally inside and out. I then wipe the outside with a...

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