I’m moving forward on my project but not fast enough. I am anxious to get home to my wife in Billings and she is anxious to have me home too. For now I am stuck in Ohio for at least another week as far as I can see.
Small Door Up-
I installed the small door on Friday and the clients are just nuts over the finish. I am pretty happy with it myself. Part of the veneer is done in straight red dye and the other part is done with layers of red and black.
The red is laid on first, followed by a light coat of black. Then the black is wiped off with more red dye. This allows the black to fill the pores but intensifies the red so that it comes back out. It is something that I just came up with and it is an amazing effect.
Big Door Next
So now I am working on the big door and I should get it done this weekend. Right now I am in between coats on the coloring process and then I will start spraying the lacquer.
Here you can see a couple of steps in the coloring process.
First the red dye is applied and wiped in both directions evenly.
Then the black dye is applied. It is important that it is applied evenly but not as heavy. Then the black will be wiped off with red.
If you’re hungry for more-
To see more go “Cooper Closet” at this link http://gallery.mac.com/toddclippinger. There are about 210 photos over several pages and you can see the whole project in progress. If you have been following just click on the last page button to get to the last few photos. I am still posting photos everyday.
Peace, Love, and Woodworking
-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com