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Hair Sticks and Eggs High Gloss!

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Project by Hacksaw007 posted 07-09-2010 02:09 AM 1547 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Greetings! More Hair Sticks, and 2 Eggs, and in High Gloss. 3 new Hairsticks, a Green-Blue-and Brown, Yellow and Black, and Purple and Black. 5 1/4 inch area for wrapping your hair, around 7 inches long. Two Eggs, same wood, Green-Blue-and Brown, and an all Pink. All done on my Jet 1220VS lathe. However, these are all finished in HIGH gloss conversion varnish. While the pictures are not so good, in real life they look as if wet. 5 coats of sprayed conversion varnish. The only draw back is that while spraying you cannot see any runs or issues like you can in satin sheen. The high gloss shows all the defects, scratches and so on, but if you can get thru that they look great! While these are very smooth, the high gloss is so smooth that it grabs a bit, when you touch it. That is the best that I can explain it. We have been doing some gun stocks at work with it, and while it looks great, I am not sure that on a gun stock that I would want one. But good thing that the world doesn’t rotate around me! The last picture is the whole family of hair sticks so far. Having fun making them but no sales. Just like making them. Trying to sell on Esty, but have to say it has been disappointing so far….. Thanks for looking.

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16





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rainman

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#1 posted 07-09-2010 02:31 AM

Really nice job Hacksaw , beautiful colors with a sweeeeet finish! Keep up the good work.

-- So much wood, So little time

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2xmahi

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#2 posted 07-09-2010 03:41 AM

the green blue and black is awesome looking… they all look great…...nice work…....

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/hotoffthelathe

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lew

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#3 posted 07-09-2010 05:11 AM

Beautiful projects. Really like the purple hair stick!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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scrappy

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#4 posted 07-09-2010 08:21 AM

Lots of great turnings. You look like your haveing lots of fun on the lathe lately.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Eagle1

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#5 posted 07-09-2010 10:24 AM

Beatiful work Hacksaw.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 07-09-2010 11:45 AM

These are all just beautiful! Please try not to be discouraged because they aren’t selling online. I felt the same way when I tried to sell some of my stuff and prints of my paintings. Maybe you should try to find a shop in a ‘touristy’ area near you and take a day trip and present them there. With beautiful items such as these, I think people want to touch and feel and see them in person.

I don’t have to tell you how bad things are in the economy. People are cautious at best. I have to keep reminding myself of that too. But please don’t let it reflect on the beauty of the work you do. Keep doing what you are doing. At worst case, you made some incredible keepsake gifts and family heirlooms. They are all wonderful!

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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Ilija

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#7 posted 11-02-2010 01:54 PM

Hi,
I’m also wood turner, and would like to know how do you paint the sticks, or the laminates, how do you make the stain go deep in the wood?

Thanks

-- Ilija Trajkoski

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