|Project by Douglas Bordner||posted 01-20-2013 08:39 PM||1536 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
Another dyed maple treen bottle, two toned with Ice Blue and Emerald Green Procion MX fabric dyes.
Clear coated with Myland’s High Build Friction polish. This was from a tree that was in someone’s backyard that was taken down after a straight-line wind storm hit central Omaha. He left several huge trunk sections at the curb, and I made off with a few (with permission). It was only after splitting them out further that I discovered that they were fiddle-back figured. By the time I got back over to see if there were more left the neighbor had claimed them and split them into cordwood. I just see the top of the pile over this guy’s fence, so I got to die the death of a thousand cuts as I drove by and watched the pile dwindle and disappear over the course of the winter. Strike while the iron is hot!
This section had been drying in the garage/shop for about five years before being processed from a quarter stump section into turning squares.
Bottle is 6” high, 2.5” wide with an internal diameter of 2 by 4.25”, with a four inch usable depth with cork-ended stopper in place.
There was some interesting grain anomalies noted wherein the wood would not accept dye at all, especially noted on the end grain of the lid. Those aren’t dings or chips – just contrary grain. It’s a science experiment every time with wood. If it bugs me enough I will touch them up with permanent marker and put an oil base poly gloss coat over the whole shebang, but I’m inclined to let nature be.
-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.