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Turned, hacked :-) and bleached maple.Center is a human engineered wood product. Georgia is so well known for her desert paintings,of bleached bones and sand and tan colors, I kinda wondered what she would turn as a woodworker. I think this is what she would have made! C&C desired, and thanks for looking & sharing your woodworking too.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.





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josh

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#1 posted 1052 days ago

Sweet, Georgia O’keefe is my most favorite artist ever! I mean, look at my profile pic. Is that not something she would have painted (well, except for me. Plus that’s South Dakota, not N.M.) So you are like Georgia in wood form?
Wow, it would be sweet to carve a close-up of a flower like she painted. Nice work, Michelle!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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BarbS

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#2 posted 1052 days ago

What size? I’m guessing… 14”? I especially like the shaping of the outer edge so it is not standard/round. Nice concept and execution!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 1052 days ago

That is awesome! It may seem like a rudimentary question, but what did you use to bleach the maple? I tend to use a white acrylic paint and gel staining medium over several of my projects for that whitewashed look. This looks really beautiful. I like Georgia O’Keefe’s art also. Nice job!

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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michelletwo

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#4 posted 1052 days ago

Rudimentary, my dear Sheila? Why I used Kleen-Strip wood bleach :-) a two part solution. This is the first bleaching I have ever done. At first i just put it on with a paintbrush & let it soak. maybe 1/2 hr? then washed it off in running water & dried in the sun. Wasn’t bleached enough. So I made more solution and put it in plastic bowl and immersed the piece for 2 hrs?? Again washed the solution off & put in sun to dry. It’s very bleached &very white-ish..I will make more with it..I like the look too.
The wood is maple..I have no idea how long it would take to bleach, say, walnut…have fun experimenting!

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 1052 days ago

I felt silly asking because I don’t know about these things and it seems like most others do! :)

Is it very caustic?? (smelly, hard on your hands?) I imagine it is and that you have to use it outside or something like that. I wonder if I can find it here. It really does look nice!

:)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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michelletwo

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#6 posted 1052 days ago

no, not smelly, but it will burn your fingers if you splash on yourself. i was very careful, and wiped up a spill with papertowel, and forgot a few minutes later and touched the towel. OOPS..my skin turned white..maybe I have no finger prints now & i can go commit crimes!!!! :-0 The white only lasted a few hours then disappeared. I found it in my local hardware store. I bet you can find something similar..might look in dept where folks use it to clean decks & outdoor wood..I think it’s used that way.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 1052 days ago

Thanks for the info. That is good to know. I figured it was a little harsh but the fact that it doesn’t smell is a definite plus. Keep up the great work!

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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NBeener

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#8 posted 1052 days ago

Have you ever made a project that wasn’t beautiful ??

If so, then … I guess you were smart enough not to post it ;-)

Great work !

-- -- Neil

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michelletwo

2105 posts in 1514 days


#9 posted 1052 days ago

no, mr. beener, never hve made an ugly piece!!! Do you need a bridge in brooklyn? thanks for your comment & i hope you are in good health.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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BritBoxmaker

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#10 posted 1052 days ago

Simply beautiful, Michelle. What more is there to say.

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

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CanuckGal

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#11 posted 1052 days ago

Awesome – Again! Georgia would love it. Interesting info on the bleaching. Thanks!

-- EGO postulo , EGO venalicium , EGO incidere. I measured, I marked, I cut. Latin instructions for firewood.

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peteg

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#12 posted 1052 days ago

I just enjoy seeing a diffrent “take” on a project.
Very nice indeed :)))
(& thanks for sharing your experementing)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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mmh

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#13 posted 1051 days ago

Very cool! Looks like a daisy. How about making a dozen of them for a bouquet? Keep up the great work and keep having fun!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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