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Project by bobcol posted 06-04-2012 08:29 AM 718 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got bored between eating icecreams so tried my hand at using wood dye, the portholes are perspex (hope iI am not overdoing the foreign material) I suppose I could have dyed and inserted the icecream sticks.

-- If you stuff a project just think of an alternative to save it.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-04-2012 04:26 PM

Nice turnings. That dye really changes the look of the wood. I really like that green!

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

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#2 posted 06-05-2012 03:10 AM

What sort of dyes are you using Bob?,
I have played with alcohol dye (briwax) and water based dyes (U-Beaut) both work well but you have to do a tester first as some timbers have their preferences as to which sort
Been a busy Boy eh : ))

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

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#3 posted 06-05-2012 10:35 AM

Thanks Pete and Jim. Pete I used the U-beaut water based dye on these, find they work well. Have used the food colouring from the supermarket and found it worked OK straight from the bottle. Haven’t been that busy Pete had plenty of time off while sucking icecream as recommended by those Southern Yankees.

-- If you stuff a project just think of an alternative to save it.

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