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Project by EyeOfTheJen posted 01-22-2012 10:05 PM 1543 views 2 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is Mahogany with a dyed rim. Nightmare finishing job. had it setting out in front of the shop in the sun after the final spray. Went in to get some lunch when I heard a noise. I thought.. ‘the neighbors are grinding again….THE NEIGHBORS ARE GRINDING AGAIN!’ I ran outside but it was too late. All the crap from them grinding the bales drifted over and settled in the finish. It was like sand paper.. Shiznit, G.D. Son of a…. and all those not very polite words! had to strip and restart without screwing up the tinting.. Got it back to acceptable again, did the final light sanding and this time stayed inside the garage to spray but left the big door open for ventilation. Everything was going fine till a friend came tearing in the driveway and slammed on the brakes throwing rocks and dust in the garage.. I was ready to kill someone… so after a third stripping and redoing, I finally got it. I did it on the kitchen table and threatened my kids very existence if they even stepped a foot in the room.

I am entering in a competition/show/sale locally. I am to bring three of my best. The photos do not do this piece justice, you really need to see it in the sun. I don’t usually do real HIGH gloss but the green just begged for it on this one. I am still trying to decide what the other two pieces will be. I have a three piece burl set I will post photos of also that I think will be one. After not even placing in the last two competitions, I am a little apprehensive about this one. It really has a way of bringing you back to the reality of your actual skill level. lol
Oh well, how else will I learn or be motivated to improve?

Anyone else from the Fort Collins area entering the Sears Trostle competition?

Hope everyone is having a great Sunday. Now time for football I guess even though my Packers totally blew it…lol
(but so did the Saints! jk.. lol)

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 01-22-2012 10:18 PM

Beautiful piece Jen so well done. I’ve had days like that where the world seems like it’s out to get you or at least your project.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-22-2012 10:22 PM

Very nice in-spite of having to finish that many times. Good luck in the competition. From the looks of this project you should do very well.

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Borgmc1

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#3 posted 01-22-2012 10:40 PM

Jen, is this the same project that was on Craft Supplies Facebook a week ago?

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EyeOfTheJen

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#4 posted 01-22-2012 10:49 PM

yes it is, I just finished it. and I just posted the finished photo on there a few seconds ago…lol

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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woodtickgreg

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#5 posted 01-22-2012 10:52 PM

Very beautiful Jen, nice shape, I like the under cut on the bottom of the rim. I have wanted to play with dyes and colors also, thought I might try it with some light maple. I’m a natural wood kinda guy so this would be a big leap. Very nice indeed.

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#6 posted 01-22-2012 11:00 PM

Thank you. This is the first time I have tried dye on mahogany. I like natural wood also but this just needed – something, so I made the decision and jumped. Pretty happy with the outcome. There is one turner, no names, he does great work, wonderful shapes but he PAINTS his pieces and on burls also! Just makes me want to scream. Why would you paint a burl?! If you are wanting to paint, use poplar or something boring.. just MHO… :)

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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#7 posted 01-22-2012 11:46 PM

Amazing job

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Roger

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#8 posted 01-23-2012 02:08 AM

that looks like a piece o fine china.. very very nice turning. Best o luck to you and your project/s

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#9 posted 01-23-2012 03:05 AM

Beautiful work !!! Really like the green tint.

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

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#10 posted 01-23-2012 05:04 AM

Fantastic finish…..the high gloss really works well with the green!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#11 posted 01-23-2012 09:12 AM

Lovely job on this one Jen, I am sure the judges will be impressed with the life you have injected into this piece
: )) Pete

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

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3Gwoodguy

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#12 posted 01-23-2012 02:19 PM

Really good Jen! I have to get with you about dying wood sometime. I would like to give it a try. Good luck with the competition!

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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SPalm

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#13 posted 01-23-2012 05:55 PM

That is just eye catching.
Good choice with the high gloss finish. It shows really well.

I like it, and the second piece ain’t bad either.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#14 posted 01-24-2012 04:11 AM

I share your feelings toward those lesser considerate people . . ran into a few in my life too. I’m glad you didn’t kill them, as wood turning wouldn’t be as much fun behind bars. Beautiful and out of this work work, Jen. I know exactly what I can serve in it – tuna sashimi !

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#15 posted 01-24-2012 05:10 AM

Three times the charm ?
That should make it a winner and stop being so critical of yourself ,just let it happen .
Good luck in the show and I am looking forward to your third entry.

Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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