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Another Dyed Ash Hollow Form

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Project by TheDane posted 05-29-2014 06:01 PM 483 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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End-grain hollow form turned from a piece of Ash, finished with wipe-on poly.

The color is KEDA alcohol-based aniline dyes, mixed with a bit of clear shellac (about 1 part shellac for 15 parts dye). I applied the color, fired it with a lighter, then knocked the piece back with 320 grit. I repeated the process with a different color, using blue and red in that order. I sanded to 800-grit, and finished with 5 coats of wipe-on poly.

The use of shellac with the dye is something I learned from Jimmy Clewes. He says the shellac binds the color to the alcohol, which aids finishing process … with each coat of color the wood becomes more progressively sealed, therefore the later colors soak in less.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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Diggerjacks

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#1 posted 05-29-2014 06:09 PM

Helo the dane

Wouaw Very nice effects on the wood I love them

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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MT_Stringer

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#2 posted 05-29-2014 06:22 PM

Very nice indeed. Thanks for posting.
Mike

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Thewoodman2000

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#3 posted 05-29-2014 06:51 PM

You have to be learning allot doing all this dye work now. Great color on this one too! I will be showing this to my oldest she will love it!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 05-29-2014 07:31 PM

Very nice – COOL…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 05-30-2014 02:16 AM

All your turnings are beautiful. This is my favorite. Just the right touch of tint. Excellent work.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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