Vase of Many Colors

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This is a piece I did last weekend while teaching a friend about texture and color. It is beetle kill ponderosa pine. This has been highly textutred then the grain is raised and wire brushed. Experimentation is great on this wood as it is free for me. There is nothing wrong with turning pine. The colors are created using dye, grout, and laquer. I gave this piece to my friend and told him I hope it gives him some insperation in his turning.

-- Dale

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#1 posted 04-24-2009 04:46 AM

Wow!! Reminds me of glass, very nice.

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#3 posted 04-24-2009 03:15 PM

Amazing use of pine. It looks like depression era glass.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 04-24-2009 06:21 PM

Unique design but I think I liked the smaller texturing better. Very nice color.

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#5 posted 04-25-2009 02:59 AM

I agree, I also like the smaller texture better. This experimentation allows me to use the aspects in each technique later that I like the most. The grout is mixed with dye and rubbed into the texture of the turning and layered with other colors. It is really good to use the pine, I can experiment and not worry about expensive wood.

-- Dale

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