|Project by bushmaster||posted 08-08-2016 04:29 AM||1911 views||3 times favorited||21 comments|
A new twist in wood turning and dyeing. The Idea formulated in my mind too late at night, after a sleepless night I had to give it a try. I had left over dye from my last project and was iching to use it up. All I had that I thought would work is a shallow bowl that had bee roughed out last winter. An hour or so I was ready to go. It was a struggle to get it looking half way good, overcoming obsicles and some mistakes, with penitrating dye you don’t get a second try, The yellow and red dye didn’t work quite like I had imagined, partly from the curve of the bowl sides. To start the process to spin the bowl it on my modified food processor and put and put stick on sand paper in the center for the sun.
I kept adding red trying to get streaks to the rim, curved sides de-accelerated the dye.
What a surprize when I turned it over.
One can’t sand dye totally out, put in the end I got enough out to make it presentable. and ready to do the bottom. This time I was able to use the lathe. And it turned out not too bad.
Then diluted the blue I had with windshield washer fluid and sprayed it as it was turning.
Then all I had to do was put the finish on, a few days of spraying, lightly sanding or the color will come off, and polishing as I did on my last project. By then the moon was just coming up and was getting dark.
All in all I had a great time with this experiment, one could say I had a twisting good time. Try it, it will put a twist in your turnings. Hope the pictures turned out presentable
Thanks for looking and Comments appreciated
-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia