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Walnut platter with colored pencils inset. Had a dream about using colored pencils as accents and this is what I came up with. Thoughts?
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#1 posted 08-20-2013 12:50 AM
Cool platter, John!!...............Jim
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#2 posted 08-20-2013 01:21 AM
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#3 posted 08-20-2013 02:34 AM
I love it ! What a neat idea. I think I’m going to try my first platter soon. Approx. how thick of stock do you begin with an what is the final thickness of the edge?
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#4 posted 08-20-2013 02:38 AM
That looks amazing!
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#5 posted 08-20-2013 02:47 AM
pretty creative! nice work
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#6 posted 08-20-2013 05:17 AM
Thats a great idea. Thanks for posting
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#7 posted 08-20-2013 12:12 PM
I like the fact that the pencils don’t go all the way through the piece. I am sure you planned that out and had it sketched and measured. Nicely done John
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#8 posted 08-20-2013 12:49 PM
That’s wonderful! Good thinking. It makes a very decorative piece.
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#9 posted 08-20-2013 02:09 PM
It’s different and looks great. Congratulations.
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#10 posted 08-20-2013 02:11 PM
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#11 posted 08-20-2013 02:54 PM
Great Idea..How did you set/Seal the colors to not change, bleed?
tnx for sharing
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#12 posted 08-20-2013 07:08 PM
Thanks for all of the positive comments!
KCConst – the edge of this platter is 3/8” thick. The pencils are inset about 3/16”
abie – I did not have any issues with the color transfer from the pencils, but I did use walnut on this test piece for that reason. No transfer during the sanding process. I plan on using maple on my next project with colored pencils, we’ll see it that transfers color.
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#13 posted 08-20-2013 08:25 PM
That is cool. I like both the turned aspect as well as the colored pencil accents. Nice job.
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#14 posted 08-21-2013 01:02 AM
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#15 posted 08-21-2013 01:16 AM
Thanks for all of the positive comments.
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