newest teapot of sorts

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Project by Jess Littlefield posted 10-12-2014 12:37 AM 1173 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I guess I will stop at eight teapots for the shelf is full. The handle and spout is BB plywood and the body is Aspen which is way too soft
to work with. I used a number of colors. I told someone this is an exact replica of a 2000 year old teapot. One I have never
seen before so no telling if I got close or not!!!!! The maker of the first one probably
don’t care anyway. The finish is a number of coats of lacquer..

-- Jess Littlefield

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#1 posted 10-12-2014 01:16 AM

Congratulations, That is way too cool.
I hope that you got your design down to the last detail, but then no one will ever know for sure, will they.
Love the colour and finish, makes it look just like pottery.
I love it.
Thank you for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 10-13-2014 09:23 AM

Really nice work…it looks a lot like porcelain.

-- Vince

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#3 posted 10-13-2014 03:23 PM

Simply amazing!

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#4 posted 10-13-2014 03:38 PM

Vince just keep adding a bunch of coats of lacquer ,sanding with fine grit paper in between each coat, and a person can make anything look like that. Another little trick is to add just a smidgen of silver powder in the first coat or two of clear lacquer. This I applied with an air brush.

-- Jess Littlefield

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#5 posted 10-13-2014 03:44 PM

I forgot to mention if you want a satin finish only apply satin for the last coat. Always go with clear gloss with all the previous coats then only the one last coat should be satin. Otherwise you will end up with a cloudy looking finish for satin the makers use silica sand to create the satin look and too many coats the finish will end up looking like a sand storm… And being from that area in Texas I do know what a good ole sand storm looks like.

-- Jess Littlefield

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#6 posted 07-22-2017 02:01 PM

This piece is absolutely outstanding.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 07-23-2017 09:27 PM

Thanks Charles. You got lots of very nicely built items yourself!!!!

-- Jess Littlefield

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