Arched Bed #15: Weird Science

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Blog entry by newTim posted 11-23-2009 04:46 AM 3920 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So this time around I decided to mix my own chemicals. It really gave me an appreciation for the pre-mixed solutions available at Sculpt Neuveu, but there is a level of understanding you just can’t get unless you try it for yourself. Regardless of how I got there I must say I’m really happy with the result. Even my wife likes it and she’s a professional artist; high praise indeed.

This time around I also wanted to experiment with different colors and techniques so I cut up some sample tiles. And talk about cool tools, this sheet metal cutter is great.

I got the chemicals from The Science Company in Denver and more or less (tried to) followed their patina recipies. Combining dry and liquid measures is not my thing and I have much to learn.

I printed labels with the recipe number, formula, and color so I could keep track.

And here’s yours truly in action with some samples.

In the next installment I’ll do the headboard panel.

-- tim hill

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#1 posted 11-23-2009 06:11 AM

Good stuff Tim I’m glad you mentioned where to buy the materials .
Now I know what to use my torch for, its like the one your holding, I grabbed it from my dads shop when he passed!
I really can’t see the samples very well .

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#2 posted 11-23-2009 06:38 AM

Thanks. Re the samples. The colors are kind of muted when you first apply the patina. They can change quite a bit depending on chemicals, technique, and weather conditions (sunshine). They are also hard to see in the shadows, but these are my best photos.

-- tim hill

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