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I was happy with this candy dish until I glued all together. I looks to plain, so I was thinking about carving the edge of the dish…but I’m not sure what to carve. Any ideas out there? Or other ideas besides carving?Help needed.Thanks
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#1 posted 02-14-2009 10:21 PM
Looks good. Maybe route an ogee or other profile around the top?
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#2 posted 02-15-2009 12:07 AM
I’m thinking it looks good. The base looks scalloped a bit – which is nice. You could put a nice trim around the top inset about 1/4 or so – that would raise the top a bit and add some flash.
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#3 posted 02-15-2009 12:48 AM
I don’t think it needs any help. I like it the way it is.
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#4 posted 02-15-2009 02:56 AM
It looks good but something to create an accent would set it off. Maybe a routed edge or an inlay with that colored rock or pre-made decorative veneer strip. Those could still be done even if everything is glued together. Possibly a ring of inserted contrasting round wood plugs around the top edge. Other materials could be used besides wood…check a craft store for possibilities like colored glass disks etc.
If you are good at carving that would be even better. I can’t carve for beans.
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#5 posted 02-15-2009 03:25 AM
Actually, when I was turning the dish part I had an inlay around the edge of the rim. But during the sanding process I let it get to hot and the inlay detached it’s self and broke. So I just removed the groove for the inlay and went on with the project.The plugs sounds like a good idea…but routing the edge would be quick and easy. I’ll have to think about.
#6 posted 02-15-2009 03:35 AM
Betsy,Your idea would have been good, but I can’t remount it to the lathe since I glued all together. I’ll have to remember that if I make another.Thanks for your help guys I think I’m going to go with routing the edge. I haven’t done any carving in years and I would probably just mess it up.Thanks again.
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