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Project by StevenAntonucci posted 1917 days ago 1274 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first pictur is a collection of spalted maple pots that I keep in my bedroom. As my skills have improved, it’s nice to pick up the older pots and think of ther 1/4” walls as thick :-) The newer ones are probably 1/8” or so. I’ve made two with the carved square openings after meeting with Michael Mocho at our club and then again at a Symposium. I have some ideas for other carved openings.

The second picture is a continuation on metal patina surfaces on turnings. It is about 4” x2’ turned through a 1/4” hole. the surface is created with Bondo and copper paint, which is then chemically transformed into the oxides producing the blues and greens. I’m looking to baffle the viewer (what the heck is it-wood, clay, metal?) and so far, only one person who saw the work had any idea what/how it was produced.

Comments wlecome

-- Steven





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mmh

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#1 posted 1917 days ago

Nicely done. I admire your interest in trying new techniques. Could we see more close ups with commentary on the techniques?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1917 days ago

Nice turnings I like the pots with the square holes

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bigwoodturner

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#3 posted 1917 days ago

Very nice, I really like your effect on the second form the best and the shape is very close to the Homage Pot series David Elsworth has done for years. A very pleaseing shape to the eyes.

-- Dale

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Dan'um Style

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#4 posted 1917 days ago

I like your style …been using the copper/bronze and acid patina on some of my work too. Really enjoy the texture on the lone green one. have not used bondo much myself. You have me thinking though…

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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StevenAntonucci

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#5 posted 1917 days ago

A1- Thanks, it’s not easy turning squares ;-)

Bigwood- David is a mentor of mine. I am trying to do something new with the shapes by adding texture and metal/patina to the surface.

Dan- Bondo is a beautiful thing. Even though I cut and sanded this to 600 grit first, Bondo gets me to a different surface than I can carve with about 1/100th the work.

MNH- The commentary on the technique is simple. Copper will oxidize in the presence of vinegar/ammonia and salt. You really have to play around with them to get different colors, but they’re very simple solutions to mix in a small spray bottle. Copper paint goes on, gets sprayed with mix, and this is what happens. The photography isn’t really that great, and I’ve not gotten all of the subtle texture and color of the surface, but I really like the effect. Most things coming out of my shop these days are blue, as are my hands…

-- Steven

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Dan'um Style

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#6 posted 1917 days ago

this is the place where I buy my patina and metal coating materials. it is a pretty cool site. been using them for years. can’t recommend them enough … link http://www.sculptnouveau.com/

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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StevenAntonucci

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#7 posted 1917 days ago

Dan- Same here. Great minds think alike, and so do you and I ;-)

My chemicals are consideraably cheaper than theirs though. A gallon of ammonia is 99 cents, and Vinegar is 1.69 for 18 oz. The colors you see on the vessel were all produced with my patina, not theirs. at $14 for 8 ozs, I wanted to see if I could come close. Every so often, I break down and buy the Tiffany Green Patina because it puts out a color that I haven’t matched (yet).

You can try my recipe by throwing a tbsp of salt into vinegar or ammonia and spraying it wihile the paint is still wet…

-- Steven

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trifern

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#8 posted 1916 days ago

Great grouping for inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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