Jade jug, dyed treen turning

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Project by Douglas Bordner posted 01-02-2013 05:18 AM 1827 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Third of a series of treen bottles, all from the same figured tiger maple turning blank.
Maple dyed with aniline water soluble powdered dyes (violet, ice blue and emerald green with a touch of NGR yellow dye at spots), clear coat is Mylands High-build friction polish.
Lid finial is Oregon walnut from Schroeder’s shop finished with CA and Mylands. Lid has a cork ring for a tight “pop” fit. Due to the chatoyance, color changes dramatically when moved from one viewing angle to another. Photography does not do justice to the variance.
Height 5.5” (lid with finial is 2”), approximately 2.325” wide. Internal diameter 2” (hollowed with a 2” Forstner bit), interior depth 3”.
Thanks for looking. Happy New Year!

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

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#1 posted 01-02-2013 06:10 AM

I like this vessel Douglas nice work.

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#2 posted 01-02-2013 06:55 AM

Very interesting color patterns and nice shape.

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#3 posted 01-02-2013 08:00 AM

Hi Douglas,

Fine turning work!!!


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#4 posted 01-02-2013 11:19 AM

Douglas that is nice and refreshing, it has
pottery/wood look.

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#5 posted 01-02-2013 01:14 PM

Very kool, and the colors, very unique

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#6 posted 01-02-2013 05:01 PM

i just love pieces like this, you did a great job, i need to see if i can find a way to make some thinks like this, a home made lathe will be first ..ive seen it done before, but this is a wonderful piece douglas…the finial really set this off..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 01-02-2013 07:29 PM

Thanks guys!

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#8 posted 01-03-2013 12:16 AM

Great shape Douglas

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#9 posted 01-04-2013 03:19 PM

Thanks Doug!

Very nice work!

One of these days i’m going to start turning again, instead of spinning my wheels!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#10 posted 01-05-2013 12:31 PM

Nice little turning Douglas .
Very pleasing to look at .

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#11 posted 01-05-2013 03:59 PM

Happy New Year, Dick & Barb. Best always!
Thanks again everyone.

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

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#12 posted 01-10-2013 07:24 PM

Hi Doug,
Very nice work, I have entertaining the same finishing idea and was glad to see your work,,,,,, it seems to me the the possibilities are endless (using dyes). Again, beautiful work!

-- Dan Campbell

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#13 posted 01-12-2013 12:34 AM

Thanks Dan. I have checked to be sure that the dyes I used were rated for wood, which they are. They are solely water soluble, and I tested this, as I was wanting to do a glaze of color over the finish. These Procion MX dyes just sit there when introduced to alcohol. I will look into Lockwood’s alcohol soluble dyes down the road a bit, just to see what can be added to my arsenal.

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

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#14 posted 01-18-2013 02:16 PM

Nice Douglas I was just checking this out and I like it the wood is beautiful and the color effect is amazing, I like how you used cork to seal it good thinking…thanks I will be incorporating this into some of my future work…you taught an old dog a new trick…hope to see more of your work soon

-- Cosmicturner

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#15 posted 01-19-2013 04:09 PM

I can’t take credit for that, unfortunately. The inventor of the system, J.R. Beall came up with that one. We stand on the shoulder of giants, even when making a wee little turning.

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

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