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Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo biloba)(Correct english name?)
approx. 40×25 cm
All comments and critiques are welcome.
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#1 posted 10-08-2010 01:50 PM
Awesome piece! My wife is a potter and when she wakes up I will have to show her. Too bad you aren’t a bit closer, we are hosting an exhibit at the local art center in Palmer Lake, CO called “From the Earth”. There aren’t nearly enough woodworking exhibits so we are trying to host one here. The show is a combined pottery and woodworking show…Dude you have tackled both in one piece!
The cool thing about this piece is that it appears to be ceramic but is wood. Hanging out with my wife I have learned a little about pottery and red and orange glazes are the most difficult to produce consistently. My wife and I have been considering doing a collaborative project (wood with ceramic in it)...of course she would claim the other way around, but you have conquered both. Thanks for sharing.
Here is the info if by chance you are headed this way….:)
-- Palmer Divide Woodworks--Where steel collides with wood
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#2 posted 10-08-2010 01:56 PM
Wow! Magnificent work. Beautiful gradient colors. Did you use aniline dyes?
-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com
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#3 posted 10-08-2010 02:17 PM
Vibrant and beautiful, love the gradient color change, did you use glaze along with dye or just poly? Thanks for showing, gorgeous. A tribute to trifern’s work with aniline dyes.
-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -
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#4 posted 10-08-2010 02:20 PM
Looks great. I’d like to hear about the dying process as well.Thanks for posting.
-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com
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#5 posted 10-08-2010 02:22 PM
Nice dramatic color and form. This looks almost like blown glass.
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#6 posted 10-08-2010 04:09 PM
Let me be the first to give you a ‘glowing’ review. Very nice looking. :)
-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--
#7 posted 10-11-2010 11:13 PM
Thanks for all the comments.
I use spirit stains for the coloring process and finish the piece with a clear lacquer.Depending on the effect I want to have, I apply up to 8 coat of lacquer.
I have got a question – sometimes I read “aniline dyes” – what are those dyes? What is aniline?
Greetings from GermayPeter
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