wood flower

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Project by RobAshtonDesigns posted 08-25-2012 02:05 AM 1160 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have to start by saying i had no intention of making this. This project was a culmination of experiments. the first was to turn a delicate sweeping vase shaped bowl, then to die it blue. when that was done it looked nice but of course i had to try to improve on it so i what could i do to it now. After losing a nites sleep over it, it hit me, carve flower petals into it. Ok so i did that now its looking really nice BUT now what do i do with it. Not that i could leave it well enough alone i had to try to improve on it. I lost another nites sleep when it hit me ( i do my best thinking when im suspossed to be sleeping) It needs leaves so i basicly did the same process to make the leaves. I then polyed the whole thing and waxed it. Every once in a while you even impress yourself, for me it was this project. I had a lot of fun with this and hope to make more. Oh by the way the wood is maple.

-- Rob, CT,

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#1 posted 08-25-2012 09:37 AM

Nice wood flower..very uniform in shape. You can get a “frog” to fit in the center for cut flowers. It is a little thing with a bunch of pins in it to hold the stems up! You are on to something!!!!!!!!!!

I do my best designing when I’m sleeping too!...........Jim

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#2 posted 08-26-2012 06:03 PM

ya, I do my bet thinking at night too…but I am usually not asleep like regular people. I’m up late puttering in the shop or down in my PC lab…

I like how this turned out! these would be pretty popular in the flee market circles up here in northern MN. awesome use of the dyes. I tend to cringe when I see beautiful wood projects slathered in paint. dye on the other hand, lends color to the item while keeping the grain and natural beauty intact. a win-win in my book

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