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Project by Ronald Fontenot, Jr. posted 1095 days ago 1174 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this set as a wedding gift for my neice. It is curly maple that I colored using aniline dye. The diameter is 2.5 inches and it is 10 inches tall. The finish is 15 coats of polished water varnish. I hope she doesn’t check out this site since I plan on giving it to her in September.

-- Chip, Westlake





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TurnTurnTurn

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#1 posted 1095 days ago

Beautiful work, your niece and your new nephew should be very pleased!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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MShort

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#2 posted 1095 days ago

Wow those are very nice. Great job on the varnish and dye work.

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

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GerryMurray

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#3 posted 1095 days ago

Ronald, great peppermils! Love the finish!! Could you let me know your technique on how to use the analine dye,
with the varnish?
Thanks Gerry Murray

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amagineer

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#4 posted 1095 days ago

the grain really stand’s out, the dye colors are perfect. Yes, tell more about the analine dye process. True artist!

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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lew

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#5 posted 1094 days ago

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Diggerjacks

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#6 posted 1094 days ago

Hello

Fantastic

How many time for the 15 coats of polish ?

Thanks for sharing

A new project in my favorite

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Ronald Fontenot, Jr.

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#7 posted 1094 days ago

The aniline dye is a water base dye I get from Woodturners Catalog. I sand to 320 grit and apply 2 coats with a brush making sure to dry in between. I seal with 2 coats of lacquer and apply water varnish. I apply 5 coats, drying each coat in between with a blow dryer per 24 hour period. The fifteen coats takes me three days. The varnish is Minwax Sand and Seal Water Varnish.

-- Chip, Westlake

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Diggerjacks

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#8 posted 1094 days ago

Thanks

A fantastic work and a fantastic result

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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MikeGo

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#9 posted 1094 days ago

Awsome job

-- Mike, Marietta,ny

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sedcokid

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#10 posted 1093 days ago

What a beautiful gift!! The shape and finish are outstanding!!

Thanks for Sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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