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Project by longgone posted 02-26-2015 06:09 PM 1448 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an experiment with Dyes and textures. I wanted to get the contrasting look of light and dark while using a light piece of oak to start.
I first sandblasted the box to get the texture and next I applied a coat of Cordovan TransTint Dye and sanded it after drying. I like this effect and hope to use it more in different variations.

So many ideas…so good some not so good…but that is how I learn through experimentation.





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#1 posted 02-26-2015 06:11 PM

Great looking piece. Gotta try new things or you will never learn.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 02-26-2015 06:16 PM

I like this one, kind of looks like a basket.

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#3 posted 02-26-2015 06:38 PM

I like that!

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#4 posted 02-26-2015 09:42 PM

Looks like a basket weave.Quite an effect. Keep on experimenting Greg and I’ll keep on learning. Thanks for sharing your work.

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#5 posted 02-27-2015 12:22 AM

Interesting texture.

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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#6 posted 02-27-2015 01:09 AM

That did create an unusual (and cool) look!

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#7 posted 02-27-2015 01:35 AM

Wow! dyes,, HMMMM! Looks pretty successful to me. What ever happened to your layered wood experiments?

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#8 posted 02-27-2015 02:52 AM

That looks really cool. Great job

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#9 posted 02-27-2015 04:48 AM

Interesting tecnik. Sure something worth of trying.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 02-27-2015 04:53 AM

Thanks….I don’t know yet how much I like this texture…but it is fun to play around with. Some different color dyes would provide a different look and I probably try that. I’m thinking of trying this texture on a wall hanging shelf…

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#11 posted 02-27-2015 04:56 AM



Wow! dyes,, HMMMM! Looks pretty successful to me. What ever happened to your layered wood experiments?

- DocSavage45


I haven’t done any layered wood pieces lately….so many projects and ideas on the workbench. but not forgotten for sure..

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#12 posted 02-27-2015 04:59 AM

A very nice effect make me want to touch it .

Klaus

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#13 posted 02-27-2015 05:55 AM

Very interesting design Greg

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#14 posted 02-27-2015 12:20 PM

Wow, this looks just like black palm and a bit like wenge

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#15 posted 02-27-2015 04:18 PM

Klaus…just watch out for the splinters if you touch it…! Just Kidding…! I had to do a good bit of sanding to eliminate all the sharp splintery sections after sandblasting.

Larry…thanks

Roger… Black palm is the look I was looking to achieve. I have some Black Palm and some Red Palm…and although they are very nice looking woods they are too soft and brittle.

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