Textured legs

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Project by peteg posted 08-17-2011 04:07 AM 1921 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 08-17-2011 04:09 AM

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 08-17-2011 04:14 AM

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 08-17-2011 04:21 AM

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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#4 posted 08-17-2011 04:33 AM

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 08-17-2011 05:00 AM

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 08-17-2011 05:09 AM

Very nice piece.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#7 posted 08-17-2011 05:19 AM

Very nice.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#8 posted 08-17-2011 05:22 AM

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. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#9 posted 08-17-2011 06:48 AM


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#10 posted 08-17-2011 11:25 AM

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. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#11 posted 08-17-2011 11:26 AM

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 08-17-2011 02:04 PM

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


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#13 posted 08-17-2011 04:02 PM

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 08-17-2011 05:56 PM

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 fibreglass trees.

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#15 posted 08-17-2011 11:00 PM

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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