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Project by OSU55 posted 12-28-2015 12:59 PM 717 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Christmas present for my 28 yr old daughter. While I do like to color wood, I don’t like to go this dark, but my daughter’s taste is much different from mine. The wood is sycamore. It was dyed black, sanded back, dyed with a mix of bordeaux and cordovan transtint colors, 2 coats of blonde shellac to seal the dye, and 6 coats of Target Coatings EM6000 lacquer. Let cure for 5 days, then sanded and polished. I hope she likes it – we don’t do Christmas with the kids until about New Year’s Eve due to all the obligations around the holidays, so she hasn’t seen it yet.





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WoodNSawdust

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#1 posted 12-28-2015 01:08 PM

Nice looking vase. Great color and finish.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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Roger Gaborski

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#2 posted 12-28-2015 05:49 PM

Excellent color – do you apply the dye directly from the bottle or mix the dye with water (?) ?
Roger

-- Roger Gaborski, http://www.rogergaborski.com

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ohwoodeye

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#3 posted 12-28-2015 06:25 PM

Very nice…..........I can’t imagine there is any way she would not enjoy this gift.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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oldnovice

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#4 posted 12-28-2015 06:43 PM

That is a gorgeous piece with a beautiful finish.
I think she will love it!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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RootandBranch

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#5 posted 12-28-2015 08:41 PM

Awesome finish. Looks like it’s an inch deep.

-- Don, https://www.etsy.com/shop/RootandBranchGifts - http://facebook.com/rootandbranchgifts

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luv2learn

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#6 posted 12-29-2015 01:29 AM

Wow, what a beautiful piece of art.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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ralbuck

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#7 posted 12-29-2015 03:05 AM

Exquisite!

-- just rjR

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OSU55

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#8 posted 12-29-2015 01:54 PM

Roger, I use Transtint dyes diluted with water or alcohol. Thanks for all the great comments!

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Scott Oldre

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#9 posted 12-31-2015 02:20 PM

stunning

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 12-31-2015 02:27 PM

This is a beautiful piece, a great example of craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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