Primary Colors #2: Guilt by association

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Blog entry by newTim posted 08-08-2011 07:40 AM 7019 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve heard that all learning is association. Well it is certainly true for me. I spent most of my shop time this weekend bouncing between research and experimentation. The more I experimented, the more the research made sense. And the more I researched, the better the experiments.

I played around with shellac as a sealer coat, and sanding back various colors in various layers. If something didn’t look good I tried another color or tried to sand it off, or just turned the piece over. On the research side I’ve been following Ed’s forum entry Issues with Water Based Aniline Dye. I watched a number of youtube videos by Charles Neil and various guitar and violin makers. And of course, I read and re-read Trifern's classic bog on how he colors turned vessel. I also watched The Woodwhisperer's You and Dye video. There is a ton of information available and now that I’ve tried my hand I am beginning to understand some of the techniques. Blotching remains an issue and I ordered some of Charles Neil’s blotch control solution. I’m looking forward to giving it a try.

The weekend was not all work and my wife and I were able to take a trip today up to Fieldstone Labs north of Auburn CA to pick out our new buddies. They’re five weeks old and we’ll bring them home in three weeks. We’re still looking for names!

-- tim hill

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#1 posted 08-08-2011 04:54 PM

Ignore…posting fail!!!

-- jay,

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#2 posted 08-08-2011 04:54 PM

Loving this! Hope you keep up the research!

In the meantime, glue those boards up and hang ‘em on a wall. Those are pretty!

-- jay,

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#3 posted 08-08-2011 05:37 PM

you’ll never match those gr8 colors on those beautiful pups…. lol gr8 lookin dyed boards, and gr8 lookin lil pups

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 08-09-2011 10:10 PM

How many puppies are you getting?


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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