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I have wanted to try out the multiple dyeing process that Trifern had shared. I purchased a highly figured piece of Curly Maple from my local supplier and tried my hand at sculpting. I was pleasantly pleased with the process. I used a Holy Galahad followed by rough to fine grit on a ROS.

The first one I made for the gallery. The grain was not as bright as some of the other parts of the board but it sold immediately. I then picked out the best part of the board for one for my wife. She deserves the best. She doesn’t always get it but she deserves it. I did not complete it by valentines, but that is the story of my life. Unfortunately. My only hope is that she can see how much I love her.

The first coat was black. Sanded back, and then red. I’d like to try a first coat of dark blue next time. Thanks goes to Trifern for sharing his methods.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 132 days ago

Glad to see you again sir. Good job on this, looks awesome.

Trifern is incredible. I wish he would come back and post more.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 132 days ago

Beautiful Heart, Rance!

It has such FEELING…!!

Great job!

She will LOVE IT!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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jim65

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#3 posted 132 days ago

Well done, I am sure she knows!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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Gerry

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#4 posted 132 days ago

Lovely and inspirational. THANK YOU.

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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SCOTSMAN

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#5 posted 131 days ago

Really very lovely workmanship.It has a really warm and artistic feel and finish about it.I am sure your lovely wife will be most impressed with it.I am currently making My lovely wife Bronwen a nice wooden box to hold many years of birthday cards and Christmas cards all the old special ones etc a lot of them are from family memebers now passed over.Every Christmas she and I still put up at least one card from her parents and young brother who died tragically as did mine both very young.I love this heart and may well incorporate my own attempt on a box lid or something like that in the future.Kindest regards to you both from us. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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shipwright

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#6 posted 131 days ago

You are one sweet guy Rance.
Nice job on the dyeing.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 131 days ago

Rance, I thought you had moved to Siberia! Good to see you are still posting.
That heart for your bride is just perfect!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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rance

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#8 posted 131 days ago

Thank you all for the kind comments. Yes, I moved to Siberia. Actually, I was taken there Andy. However, I did manage to escape and made my way back here. It was tough, there are NO trees there. The only thing to carve is ICE. Glad to be back though. Thanks. :)

Alistair, I spent the most attention I’ve ever spent on finishing on a piece. It truely makes a big difference. We should all spend more time on the finishing.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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SPalm

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#9 posted 131 days ago

Nice job Rance. Really nice.
It shows that lots of love and attention went into this one.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Roger

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#10 posted 131 days ago

I really like the flow of this. Very beautifully done. What’s the size of it? Thnx in advance.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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rance

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#11 posted 131 days ago

Thanks Steve, Roger. It is about 14” tall.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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cajunpen

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#12 posted 131 days ago

That is a beautiful piece, well done.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 130 days ago

OK Rance, My drive has been moved East about 50 yards. I’ll start looking again!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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rance

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#14 posted 130 days ago

Andy, the first time I go West, yours is the first place I’ll stop. :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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gfadvm

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#15 posted 130 days ago

I’ve heard that before! But now the incentive is mountains of lumber from my mill!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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