Arched Bed #16: Weird Science ~ Results

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Blog entry by newTim posted 1738 days ago 2950 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As you can see in the pictures below, there is quite a bit of difference between the newly applied patina and the aged patina. You can actually see it change colors. The first picture was taken a couple hours after the patina was applied. I let it sit in the sun Saturday afternoon and didn’t bring it in until today. The middle picture was taken late this afternoon. I lightly sprayed water on it and some of the patina flaked off. That is okay because my wife wanted some of the copper to show through anyway. The bottom picture is with the first coat of permalac. The colors are fairly accurate in all these photos. I was shooting for an aquarium look and really like the way it turned out.

-- tim hill

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#1 posted 1738 days ago

cool Tim

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1738 days ago

Quite unique. I’d love to see the finished product.

Hey, did I spy a mermaid in the corner there??? Why do I hear “Under the Sea” sining in my head (board)?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#3 posted 1738 days ago

Man, that came out great!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#4 posted 1737 days ago

is the copper going to have a backing of some kind it looks great

-- gagewestern

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#5 posted 1737 days ago

Thanks all. gagewestern… yes. On this project the copper sheet will be laminated to 1/2” plywood. The gate panels were laminated to 1/4” Luan ply.

-- tim hill

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#6 posted 1733 days ago

sweet, im working on a new headboard my self this weekend, i’ll be posting pics in a few min

-- We the unwilling,led by the unknowing,are doing the impossible, for the ungrateful.We have done so much for so long with so little, We are now qualified to do anything with nothing.

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