|Project by RichardH||posted 03-31-2010 03:50 PM||1329 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
Width: 8 inches
Height: .25 inches
Finish: Water based dyes, Wipe on Poly over Tried & True Varnish Oil
This is one of my first chances to play around with some water based dyes. I had some maple scrap left over from a couple of larger bowl turnings and decided to play around with it (Credit LJ Trifern for my interest in playing around with the dyes here – his finishing work with dye is amazing)
I turned this thin platter, masked the recessed rim, and then experimented with several different dyes. Before I applied any oil, it had a fair amount of yellowish highlights, but most of that washed out when I applied the oil. I’m curious if just going straight to the poly would have preserved more of the last color layer.
Anyway, a fun little weekend project that I slowly finished throughout this week. I will definitely play some more with the dyes and see what I can come up with.
As always, your comments and suggestions are welcome!
-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."