small purple flame jewelry box

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Project by MyHogany posted 04-08-2015 11:00 PM 2864 views 17 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a small gift for a family member. All maple, the ends were dyed with india ink.

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#1 posted 04-08-2015 11:29 PM

Wow, I like it. Something new and different! The coloring is beautiful. Nice job!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#2 posted 04-08-2015 11:47 PM

Great jewelry box—I love the color on it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 04-09-2015 12:36 AM

now this, I truly like. Well done. Love the colour.

-- jroot

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#4 posted 04-09-2015 01:15 AM

Wicked flame on the maple. Well done!

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#5 posted 04-09-2015 01:55 AM


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#6 posted 04-09-2015 03:14 AM

How did you get it purple? Dye? I’ve been pondering trying to dye wood lately, not sure where to begin learning about it.

-- Logan

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#7 posted 04-09-2015 04:34 AM

Looks great!

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#8 posted 04-09-2015 01:44 PM

Beautiful Color, Are you using TransTint?????

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#9 posted 04-09-2015 02:59 PM

Wow… the purple really brings out the contrast in the grain.

Please elaborate on how you did it.

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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#10 posted 04-09-2015 03:15 PM

Wow, what a box, that color is outstanding. please let us know how you dyed the top.

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#11 posted 04-09-2015 03:49 PM

+1 on how to dye purple. This is really a stunner; I love it.


-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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#12 posted 04-09-2015 06:38 PM

Mann thats so vibrant I love it….

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#13 posted 04-09-2015 06:43 PM

How did you get it purple? Dye? I ve been pondering trying to dye wood lately, not sure where to begin learning about it.

- Logan Craig

I never EVER use wood stains. For furniture I use Lockwood’s dye powders. Sometimes I combine two or more to get the color I want, as I diid with the trestle table. Lots of trial and error, but then again, what better use for wood scraps. I always use the same wood that I’ll be dying or tinting. For colors , such as the flame jelery box, I use TranStint liquid colors. Whether using dye powder or transtints, I always use distilled water. I use a mix of 1 part poly/1 part BLO/1 part MS for finishing, which doesn’t seem to affect the color tints much but has a huge effect on the fi9nal colors you achieve when using dye powders. I usually start formulating the dye formula on day one of whatever I’m building, always writing down the exact formula and saving what’s left in a bottle marked with the same formula. This way, by the time i’m ready to put a finish on it, I know what it’ll look like wiith 6 well rubbed coats of the finish mix.

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#14 posted 04-09-2015 07:44 PM

Fantastic job! Thanks for sharing.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#15 posted 04-09-2015 07:47 PM

Black wood makes me happy. Thanks

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