Textured legs

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Project by peteg posted 1073 days ago 1439 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a small vessel in Native Rimu, I have been playing with textured legs,with this one trying to creat a rough old wrought iron look in a matt finish, I have deliberately keep a low satin finish on the Rimu to try & match the flat iron look.The vessel is 70mm x 120 , the legs elevate it a further 15mm.
Any comments / suggestions welcome. Thanks for the look

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

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#1 posted 1073 days ago

Neat lookign vessel Pete. I like the textured legs. They definitely look like weather iron.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#2 posted 1073 days ago

Another great looking piece PeteG, The legs really do look like wrought iron. Awesome just Awesome!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 1073 days ago

very cool. before I read it, I really thought they were wrought iron!!! Care to share how you did it???

very creative! and thanks for sharing

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 1073 days ago

Very nice looking piece. Can you get a good supply of Rimu? I thought I heard that is was very hard to come by.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 1073 days ago

Another beauty, Pete! Love the shape of the vessel and how you have simulated wrought iron. Thanks for sharing.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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#6 posted 1073 days ago

Very nice piece.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#7 posted 1073 days ago

Very nice.

-- Dale, Ohio

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Bob Collins

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#8 posted 1073 days ago

Good one Pete, like the shape of the vessel and you certainly achieved the wrought iron look with the legs.
Real nice project and look forward to the next.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#9 posted 1073 days ago


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#10 posted 1073 days ago

very awesome Pete. I’d like to see a blog on how to do those legs like you did. thnx

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#11 posted 1073 days ago

well you accomplished the effect you were after..that is for sure… However, those legs just do not appeal to my eye. A well done project to say the least…..just not my cup of tea. Keep them coming Pete.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#12 posted 1073 days ago

I like it. The contrast of rough-hewn against polished, sets off the vessel and frames it.


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#13 posted 1073 days ago

Very beautiful piece Peteg. I love the look you’ve given it. The wrought iron look is almost perfect, and the bowl shape incredible. Great look.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#14 posted 1073 days ago

Really nice piece Pete. I think the legs work very well in form and in finish.

How are you doing with the “Canadian” winter you’re getting down there?

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#15 posted 1072 days ago

Thanks guys for all yourcomments,
Dakremer, it just an off the shelf texturing paste dabed on with a tea stirrer & painted with artist acrylic.The legs are 10mm x 3mm Ali strip
Brian, I dont disagree with you, when I was doing it I realised the proportion is a bit out of wack but decided to carry on with the main reason which was to play with some texture, I will say though it looks better in the flesh than in the photo,
Hey Paul, yep we have just had a few days of polar wether, even a bit on snow in Auckland, day temps around the 2* mark.

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

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