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Project by mahdee posted 07-11-2017 06:18 PM 677 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is an american flag made with tiger maple. The red strips were separately dyed with cherry shavings soaked in lye water and neutralized. Little late for the 4th but…

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HickoryHill

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#1 posted 07-11-2017 06:43 PM

Nice! How did you do the stars?

-- Jim, Michigan

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mahdee

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#2 posted 07-11-2017 06:59 PM

Thanks Jim. I actually bought the stars; they come in a package of 50 at various sizes. I think E-bay had the best price.

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#3 posted 07-11-2017 07:40 PM

One of the nicest job I’ve seen.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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mahdee

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#4 posted 07-11-2017 07:46 PM

Thank you Ken.

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rtbrmb

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#5 posted 07-11-2017 07:48 PM

Better late than never…...nice touch using the figured maple. I have never heard of your method of creating the dye, but the results are awesome.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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mahdee

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#6 posted 07-11-2017 07:56 PM

Thank you bill,
I try to make a lot of my own dye using household chemicals. You can get some beautiful reddish colors from mahogany as well. Just put the shavings in a mason jar, add 3 tablespoon of lye to quart of water and dissolve it and add the shavings to the water. Actually, I do the reverse; add the lye water to the shavings. After 24 hours or so, extract the “juice”. To intensify the color, leave the lid off. Have some vinegar handy in case you get any of this on your skin. It can cause severe burning.

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#7 posted 07-12-2017 02:43 AM

Nice! How big is it, Mahdee?

-- God bless, Candy

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mahdee

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#8 posted 07-12-2017 01:48 PM

Thanks Candy,
I think it is about 32 X 18. I have to measure it to be sure.

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#9 posted 07-12-2017 05:06 PM

Beautiful

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mahdee

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#10 posted 07-12-2017 05:21 PM

Thanks, GrumpyCub.

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#11 posted 07-13-2017 04:29 AM

Nice job looks authentic

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mahdee

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#12 posted 07-13-2017 11:15 AM

Thank you roofner.

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#13 posted 07-14-2017 04:19 PM

This is a beautiful flag. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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mahdee

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#14 posted 07-14-2017 05:36 PM

Thank you Charles.

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