Patina on Maple

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Project by wooded posted 673 days ago 1026 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This vessel was turned from very plain maple. After forming it, I texture some areas with a moto tool and ball shaped cutter. After staining with a reddish brown anline dye, the green area was painted with a black under coat, metal leafed then treated with Amonium Chloride and Copper Sulfate. Thanks much for looking. I enjoy all opinions!.........;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 673 days ago

Whoa! Mindblowing! What leaf did you use? Any tendency to blow out with the ball cutter. I’d have a pucker factor of 11 cutting the relieved areas so close to each other.
It looks like a Raku glazed ceramic piece. Very cool.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Clint Searl

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#2 posted 673 days ago

Most creative. If you want to play around with patination, check out

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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#3 posted 673 days ago

I just realized I’ve just been staring at this bowl for a while now! WOW, incredible work.

-- Matt

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#4 posted 673 days ago

Splendid work of art. It reminds me of something Egypt!

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#5 posted 672 days ago

Hey Douglas. It is called Composit metal leaf by many folks. It was the gold colored version used here. These chems affect the dutch (gold colered), copper, or silver colored metal equally but the actual final color will be affected by what you start out with….................;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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404 - Not Found

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#6 posted 668 days ago

Lovely bowl, super texture and finish. It all works really well together.

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