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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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savannah505

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#1 posted 1925 days ago

Wow!! Reminds me of glass, very nice.

-- Dan Wiggins

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dennis mitchell

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#2 posted 1925 days ago

grout?

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#3 posted 1924 days ago

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 1924 days ago

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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bigwoodturner

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#5 posted 1924 days ago

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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