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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 1901 days ago 1361 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is from a piece of silver maple. I turned and hollowed this piece the day after it was cut. As I hollowed the piece out I used compressed air to drive the “free” water from the piece. A walnut decorative ring was added to the opening – this helps the piece from going oval. The piece is 10 inches high and 5 inches across at the widest point. Wall thickness is just less than 3/8”. The top is a piece of cherry with a contrasting band of walnut. I dyed the vessel with blue anline dye followed by green anline dye. When the dye was completely dry I spray the vessel with crushed stone followed by two coats of high gloss spray.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.





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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 1901 days ago

very nice … a jewel

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#2 posted 1901 days ago

Nice turning. Very nice.

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

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#3 posted 1901 days ago

Most Unique turning

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Bill Akins

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#4 posted 1900 days ago

Just started turning myself. I haven’t seen a texture like that, very cool.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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stefang

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#5 posted 1900 days ago

Great turning. I’ve never heard about spraying crushed stone. Is it a store bought product off the shelf or something you have conjured up? Whatever it is it certainly is beautiful and different!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Karson

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#6 posted 1900 days ago

Jeff another great piece. Very Beautiful.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Chris Cunanan

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#7 posted 1848 days ago

please let us now how you sprayed the stone i’ve been wanting to do that, just haven’t figured out a good way, and obviously you already have….please spare me the trouble of trying to reinvent the wheel! =) thanks, awesome turning btw too

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SCOTSMAN

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#8 posted 1848 days ago

Wow thats truly lovely we have a product here in a spray can it does all this finish in one quick spray.I did a letter rack for my son with it it turned out nice.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Chris Cunanan

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#9 posted 1848 days ago

what’s it called? they have a website or distributors?

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jeffthewoodwacker

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#10 posted 1848 days ago

I used Krylon Make It Stone textured spray paint followed by Krylon Make It Last clear coat sealer. Both products are available at Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Lowes and Hobby Lobby. The textured spray paint comes in several colors.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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