Midnight black hollow form

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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 12-15-2009 12:14 AM 1191 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a piece of holly that I applied liquid black leather shoe dye to. Piece was sanded to 320 grit and then the dye was applied. When the dye was completely dry the piece was sanded to 400 grit and another coat of dye was applied. Four coats of minwax gloss wipe on poly were then applied. This hollow form is 6 inches tall, 8 inches in diameter and hollowed through a 1 1/4 inch hole. Wall thickness is 3/16”. The inside of the form was dyed as well.

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#1 posted 12-15-2009 01:40 AM

Great piece my friend well done

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#2 posted 12-15-2009 03:03 AM

Nice work.
I have a bunch of holly from some trees (bushes?) I cut down several years ago and haven’t figured out what to do with them. The white wood is so bland. Great idea to stain it. I wonder if leaving the inside white might provide a unique contrast?

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 12-15-2009 05:28 AM

I’ll have to hit the wood pile. I cut down a couple of Holly Trees. Made a few pen blanks from some.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 12-15-2009 07:45 AM

Looks good! Hard to believe the whitest wood out there is that black. Great turning. Nice shape and flow. Fantastic dye job and finish.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#5 posted 12-15-2009 09:08 PM


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