|Project by Michael McKenzie||posted 03-14-2017 07:23 AM||387 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
OK this wood had to be bought in veneer form and man is it wavy and hard. No way I could bend it for a ring but I had some success with the circumference of a bangle being a bit easier task. I was surprised that hot water alone did a fine job of softening it…I thought I was going to need a little glycerine solution.
The hardest part of this project was trying yet again to capture the figuring in a photograph. You almost need video. A little of the figuring effect appears in the vertical photo near highlight to the point that it look like relief.
let me know if you have any tips for working with figured woods. I learned the hard way that you can oversand “quilted” veneers. I ruined a smoked eucalyptus Bangle (it is actually underneath this as the base wood LOL)
-- "Ancora imparo! (Yet I am learning)." ~Michelangelo~ Inscribed on a device that represented an old man in a go-cart with an hour-glass mounted on it. Created when he was a very old man.