|Project by BobWemm||posted 03-05-2014 05:21 AM||886 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
On the 22nd January this year I got the bright idea to make this vase. I went to my wood stash and selected a piece of knotty pine, well, it was already round and the right size. When I had it turned I showed my Wife and she wouldn’t let me cover it up, it was so pretty. So that was posted here and I had to go to Plan B.
So I scrounged up some structural pine and joined enough together to make a blank. When it was sanded and sealed I applied the money and 4 coats of Mod Podge which took 20 minutes for each coat to dry. My Darling told me I should have used the Waterproof stuff, so I applied 1 coat of that and left it to dry.
After more than two weeks, it was still sticky, and I didn’t want to take the money off and start again. I found a can of Clear Acrylic spray paint so decided to try that. It dried in an hour or so, so I applied several more coats and allowed them to dry.
After sanding as far as I dared, there were still brush marks from the original coatings, so I applied two more heavy coats and finally got a lovely smooth finish.
The final coat is Satin Lacquer.
The vase measures 7.5in tall and 5.5in wide and I think it might have to be a keeper, because I doubt that I will get my $775.00 back. What do you think?????
C & C welcome and thanks for looking.
-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.