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Project by tyskkvinna posted 06-16-2010 05:10 AM 1966 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have not had a chance to make anything new in a while (things are still packed), but wanted to share a bit with you all. This is a piece that I made fairly recently.. it had a rough going. Didn’t turn out quite like I wanted. Then, the buyer backed out and I put it back up for sale. It sold though, and now has a happy home (I think in California).

From a technical standpoint, this was super easy. I used a 130 degree bit which made the carving fun. It was my first piece cut with HerSaf cutters. (I love them)

So I painted it, stained it, sanded it and then sealed it with spray poly. There’s a little bleeding which was driving me crazy – I tried this technique once and that was it – but other people don’t seem to care/notice.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 06-16-2010 05:21 AM

Cool project Lis

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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patron

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#2 posted 06-16-2010 05:25 AM

hi lis ,
it looks real nice ,

i do allot of inlays with colored epoxy ,
and used to have the bleeding problem .

now i ‘size’(?) the wood first with the spray fininsh first ,
then the color then when i sand ,
the wood is still clean .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 06-16-2010 05:32 AM

its pretty cool your working with CNC’s, we are tying to get one in our shop.

-- I cut it three times and its still to short? www.work-in-wood.com

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#4 posted 06-16-2010 05:46 AM

I like it..I think the bleeding gives it almost a worn look..like patina on metal! You are the queen of the CNC!

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/DSO-Designs/297237806954248

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#5 posted 06-16-2010 05:58 AM

Real nice piece.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#6 posted 06-16-2010 08:10 AM

It is indeed a very nice piece.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#7 posted 06-16-2010 08:36 AM

Fantastic design… a real artwork. The curves combination is balanced by the way the Pegasus swayed positon!

I want to learn CNC carving… I am thinking how you had prepared the wood during the staining. My experience, stain dries up in a different depths depending on the softness or hardness of the wood grain.
However, I can see in your work a different outcome… you are the number one on this kind of work..

Thanks for sharing.

-- Bert

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#8 posted 06-16-2010 10:00 AM

A work of art for sure.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 06-16-2010 10:44 AM

Very nice, The way you talk about your HerSaf cutters makes me want to order some for my CNC.

-- Harry --- Never Give Up, Never Surrender, www.cncdesignwork.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#10 posted 06-16-2010 11:25 AM

This is really pretty. I am glad you show some pictures of how it’s made. I have heard of CNC’s but I haven’t really seen any in action. Please keep documenting as you make new stuff so we can see :).

It is really a cool design, too. No wonder it found a home!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#11 posted 06-16-2010 12:52 PM

Lovely work, keep it up,
Gerard

-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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tyskkvinna

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#12 posted 06-16-2010 04:16 PM

Thanks, all!

David – I tried that sizing method once so far, with my watercolours, and it worked out really well! Have not yet had a chance to try it out again, but I will.

Also I think part of my problem was the particular paint I used on top. Usually I use a shiny rattlecan which does a good job of preventing bleed-thru. This time for whatever reason I grabbed a can of “marking paint” – very matte and a lot of it came off when I stained it.

Talyn – totally! You should! They’re amazing. I honestly cannot say enough good things about HerSaf. And aside from having the best angled cutters I’ve ever used, their customer service is absolutely top-notch. If you do order from them, let them know a Geek sent you. ;)

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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#13 posted 06-16-2010 08:28 PM

Lis, great little piece this. Isn’t it funny how you can agonise for hours about something you believe is not quite right and then others just don’t notice or see it as adding to the work?

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#14 posted 06-16-2010 08:49 PM

Anytime I make something the flaws seem to mock me everytime I look at it. I can relate!! But, I can’t tell where your flaws are so it’s all good!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#15 posted 06-16-2010 09:55 PM

cool little project Lis
thankĀ“s for sharing

Dennis

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