Lidded form

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Project by Mark Sanger posted 12-24-2009 08:50 PM 1379 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi this is my first post so I hope I have put it in the right place.

This lidded form is made of ash. 150mm dia x 130 high. The main form has been textured, stained and made to look like aged copper. The lid is beech which has been aged using copper foil/solid copper, and patinating techniques. The bar is black bamboo.

The inspiration from this piece comes from an interest in wabi-sabi, the Yayoi period of Japan and Nambu Tekki being Japanese iron work. These have been used as a point of reference rather than a replica of an actual piece.

The philosophy being that of impermanence, beauty from simple objects to name a few. The piece was finished about a month ago.

Comments welcome.

Take care


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#1 posted 12-24-2009 09:08 PM

Wow, before I read the description I thought you were going to say you repaired an antique (ie. the stick in the lid was the piece of wood). This is fantastic. What did you use to texture it?

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Mark Sanger

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#2 posted 12-24-2009 09:10 PM


The texturing is done with a pyograph unit with the wire wrapped as a small coil which is then burnt into the surface.

Take care



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#3 posted 12-24-2009 09:12 PM

Very interesting idea. Thanks.

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#4 posted 12-24-2009 09:19 PM

Outstanding Piece! when I first saw it I thought is was aged Copper and I love how you textured it .
Could you take a picture of the pyrograph unit with the wire coil?

Superb work!!!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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Mark Sanger

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#5 posted 12-24-2009 09:29 PM

Thank you very much for your comments. I enjoy making this type of work very much.

You can use anything to texture the surface, but burning works very well. Any shaped wire can be used. Once the festive season is over I will grab a picture of the unit and coil and upload it.

I use a Peter Child unit, simply use wire and wrap it 5 times around a 3mm nail. Keep the wire close so you end up with a light filament type coil.

Take care



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#6 posted 12-24-2009 10:31 PM

This is a great design and your finish works very well on it.
Very well done, a beautiful piece indeed.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#7 posted 12-24-2009 11:15 PM

Great form and texture Mark. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#8 posted 12-25-2009 12:03 AM

I like it. Very interesting.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#9 posted 12-25-2009 12:07 AM

Excellent work, fooled me, thought it was a metal piece.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#10 posted 12-25-2009 12:08 AM

Wonderful a piece.

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#11 posted 12-25-2009 12:22 AM

Bravo lovely hollow form great finnish

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#12 posted 12-25-2009 02:25 AM

sweet …
I checked out your webpages. Very well done.
This one is my favorite …

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

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Mark Sanger

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#13 posted 12-26-2009 12:12 PM

Hi all

Thank you very much for your comments. Very much apreciated.


Thank you. I enjoy making the wall hangings and still have a few designs to get from the scrap book to the finished project.

Take care and than k you all again.


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