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A simple hexagon shaped box with a Hibiscus flower I stained onto the lid. This box was made out of bass wood.
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#1 posted 04-22-2012 03:10 AM
Awesome job and Welcome to Lumberjocks!! Can you share a bit more on how you amplified the shape of the hibiscus.
Wife and I are in Hawaii and Hibiscus are pretty common and very cool. She loves them.
C-130 in the backround of your profile pic?
-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic.... :)
#2 posted 04-22-2012 03:52 AM
yes, it is a c130. I am an aircraft mechanic. I fix everything from Cessnas to the big jumbo jets :)
I made this box for my sister for christmas. She has always loved the hibiscus. It is made out of basswood. The Hibiscus was stained on the wood with 91% alcohol (not the standard 70% sold at drugstores) and ink. It turned out better than i thought. I sanded the box and applied a clear lacquer.
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#3 posted 04-22-2012 03:55 AM
this is great the hibiscus looks great
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#4 posted 04-22-2012 04:08 PM
That is beautiful! How do you make it so realistic with stain?
-- ~christine @ used2btrees
#5 posted 04-22-2012 06:11 PM
The alcohol reacts with some other patented chemical that I don’t know what it is, coverts the ink and the wood absorbs the stain permanently. You must sand off a ton of wood to get the stain out. So if you mess up, you might as well scrap the piece. I will try to post f step buy step picture next time i do it.
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#6 posted 04-23-2012 01:38 AM
That is stunning. I hope you blog it when you do it again. I’d like to learn your technique
-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill
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