Green Mahogany

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Project by christopheralan posted 05-15-2011 11:56 PM 1328 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been wanting to play with some colors for the pens I have been working on. I have looked into some of the stains, dyes, and food/clothing color things out there, but then I remembered the power of a sharpie! No mixing, no waiting, no mess, no fuss! I used mahogany in the first pic, with some teal. It mixed to a nice greenish color. The rainbow took a bit longer to do. I didn’t time it, but it took somewhere around 90 seconds to apply. Instant gratification!

Here is what you do. Turn your blank. Sand to 400-600 ish. Keep lathe on at a low speed, and swipe it a few times to get the color you want. Apply CA finish. Done. Gig-a-dee.

The last pic is a pen made with antler. I didn’t color it or anything, I just made it float for the picture.

-- christopheralan

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#1 posted 05-16-2011 12:57 AM

Left of Square again Chris !! LOL
Brilliant !!! who would have thought Sharpies !!

Can see LJ’ers Raiding their kids Pencil Cases & running to their sheds !!! LoL

Magnificent finish !! dig the green pen !!!

Good effect !!


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#2 posted 05-16-2011 03:33 AM

Great idea!!! I like it, now I know what to do with all my sharpies. Try some RIT clothing dye it works good too. I used it on my green spoon you commented on. Nice job.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#3 posted 05-16-2011 06:18 AM


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