Dyed Cottonwood Lidded Box

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7” Tall Lidded Box out of figured cottonwood ( roadkill) Dyed green and yellow with a flat black interior

-- Bob,Colorado

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#1 posted 04-20-2016 03:08 AM

Very Nice Bob! I really like the depth the dye gave the wood. Was the Cottonwood easy to turn?

-- Just making sawdust

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#2 posted 04-20-2016 12:40 PM

Yes – It was still a little green when I rough turned – and when I finished it it was a lot like turning aspen – sharp tools are a must with some extra sanding still

-- Bob,Colorado

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#3 posted 04-20-2016 03:53 PM

Looks great. I just milled some cottonwood last weekend, unfortunately it didn’t have the figure that yours had.

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#4 posted 04-20-2016 06:21 PM

Absolutely amazing! I’m not normally a fan of dying with brilliant colors, I normally prefer the natural tones better, but this one looks so fun and stunning.

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#5 posted 04-20-2016 06:38 PM

Bob, this is so beautiful and well done. I love the color and the effect of the finish.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#6 posted 04-20-2016 08:04 PM

Great job on the colouring Bob

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 04-20-2016 09:17 PM

My, my Bob, you have certainly created a one of a kind vessel or box here.
If memory serves me … Cottonwood, poplar, and aspen are all of the same genus and very closely related. (Maybe I’m all wet there, but I also remember someone here calling Douglas Fir Oregon Pine.)
I have never seen the chatoyance in Cottonwood or Poplar like you have found … Congrats on a beautiful project.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#8 posted 04-22-2016 03:09 AM

Very nice what you did with the lowly cottonwood.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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