Work in Progress #5: playing with color

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Blog entry by darryl posted 09-05-2012 01:37 AM 1210 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve got a couple of segmented hollow vessels in the works right now. One that i’m working on I’m finishing in blue. I picked up a tube of the indigo Minwax Color Express a while back and thought I’d finially try it out. After a single coat of the indigo, I then applied six (I think) coats of tung oil to get the glossy look.

I still need to finish turning this piece, but I figured I would do a little experimenting before I was really ready to apply the final finish.


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#1 posted 09-05-2012 05:12 AM

Brilliant color selection. Look forward to seeing the completed piece.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#2 posted 09-05-2012 08:30 AM

It is very nice as it is now. But, if you liked, I’d suggest to bore a 30mm daimeter hole and reblock it by a yellow piece of timber, and darken the bottom third of it to make it look like sea and sky and full moon. Just another thought.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#3 posted 09-05-2012 12:54 PM

Looks great the way it is, I am looking forward to seeing the finished piece.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#4 posted 09-07-2012 04:25 PM

Your hollow forms are starting to look somewhat like TriFern’s. ;-)

-- Gary, Florida.

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#5 posted 01-11-2013 10:51 PM

I work in a cork stopper industry and I’ m interested in your work. How couldl I contact you? Sarah

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