The RED WHITE AND BLUE, first experience using the proper dye.

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Project by bushmaster posted 07-14-2016 05:09 AM 1115 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the completed vase that I made when I was demonstrated the modification of the tailstock for easy drilling in my last post.I wanted to try using analine dye. I wasn’t too impressed with my last experience of using fabric dye. I cut and burnt rings, like I did on my first vase, it looked good just like that and almost chickened out of using the dye. My first idea was to make the entire top curved section blue, still the 3 red stripes, but in caution settled on the thin blue stripes. it may have over powered it. I ususaly use WOP but wanted to keep the birch as white as possible, so used spray diamond coat with the idea to use BLO as a top coat. Was happy with just the diamond coat. It is very slick and smooth. I applied it with the lathe turning at a slow speed.

This picture taken with no flash. May be better?

I got the side wall alittle thin in one place, could see light coming through the side when I looked inside, sun was on it. Thanks for looking, a not so desirable friend found it quite interesting. Wish he would go else where as he was interested in my strawberries.

Comment appreciated

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 07-14-2016 05:22 AM

The vase looks great Brian. Just tell your visitor to keep his paws off. We had one visiting our back yard in the previous house, but no damage.
Have you done anything with wood dye such as Spirit Stains by Chestnut Products? I was just looking at some of their info when your posting came up.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 07-14-2016 08:03 AM

The vase looks great Brain, beautiful…but the curious on looker needs to take a hike….

Tell him to go fish…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 07-14-2016 08:31 AM

Nice looking vase.
Don’t like the bear very much. I think if he was after my strawberries I would pick them and toss them over the fence. LOL.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Mark Wilson

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#4 posted 07-14-2016 08:57 AM

That Birch has a subtle beauty to it that takes me breath away, though from a distance, and at first glance it looks positively like earthenware. It’s gorgeous, Brian.

-- Mark

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 07-14-2016 12:08 PM

Excellent vase, Brian. I think that bear is admiring it ,too!! He’d like it better if it were full of strawberries!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 07-14-2016 12:55 PM

Your vase is beautiful! Sure the bear was being a good neighbor, & just stopping by for a visit.

-- Bruce - Indiana

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#7 posted 07-14-2016 05:59 PM

Stunning outcome.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#8 posted 07-14-2016 08:10 PM

Nice job Brian, looks like you’re picking up that dye work real quick, Time to worry about your mate is when he stops eating the strab’s & starts lookin around for something else to amuse himself :: )))


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

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#9 posted 07-14-2016 08:12 PM

great job !

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#10 posted 07-14-2016 08:16 PM

This project is beautifully done. I love the colors.

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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#11 posted 07-15-2016 06:01 AM

You are getting better and better with every new try. Nice vase and colours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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