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Project by CapnEddie posted 06-20-2010 03:38 AM 1274 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A simple cup of Cocobolo with 24K gold leaf inside. Lathezilla provided the rose engine work. The outside is finished with 30-40 coats of CA glue. Looks like glass. I did this in 4 sizes for a gallery display.

-- Makin' Shavin's





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tyskkvinna

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#1 posted 06-20-2010 03:48 AM

Thirty to forty coats of CA!!!!! I’m impressed.

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

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 06-20-2010 04:05 AM

interesting piece well done

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 06-20-2010 04:38 AM

impressive work
but a few more pictures wooooood be nice
so we can see it from other angles and the finished

thankĀ“s for sharing

Dennis

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 06-20-2010 10:41 PM

How do you finish with CA? I never heard of using that. It looks beautiful!

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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rance

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#5 posted 06-21-2010 05:48 PM

Interesting piece. I’ve done CA finishes on pens, but not on larger(non-lathe) projects. Could you elaborate on how you apply it?

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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CapnEddie

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#6 posted 06-21-2010 08:09 PM

I put the piece on a “deadman” to hold it for finishing. I then applied the CA with a wadded piece of toilet tissue. (do not use cotton cloth or cotton balls) Using super thin CA, make a swirling motion around the piece. One drop at a time. After 4-5 applications, wet sand with 400 0r 600 grits. dry well and do it again. Be sure to dry it well or you will be in for a surprise.

-- Makin' Shavin's

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