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Forum topic by Madrona posted 03-01-2018 03:16 AM 360 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Madrona

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03-01-2018 03:16 AM

After a LOT of editing, here is the video of my 15” Birch platter. I used the Sorby Spiraling/Texturing tool on this piece along with Tombow markers for color. Learn from my mistakes!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsBxB8_xg-E

-- Living In The Woods Of Beautiful Bonney Lake, Washington


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#1 posted 03-01-2018 05:24 PM

49 minutes is still waaaaaaay to long to expect anyone to watch in its entirety, in my opinion.

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Madrona

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#2 posted 03-01-2018 06:43 PM



49 minutes is still waaaaaaay to long to expect anyone to watch in its entirety, in my opinion.

- ArtMann

I understand your thinking, Art, truly I do. However, I do watch videos that long and longer. But, I’m retired and have the time and I know not everyone does. I need to learn what I’m trying to do with my videos.

Am I teaching? Am I just sharing my experience so others can learn from my mistakes? What do the viewers want? It’s a fine line and I don’t claim to have it figured out.

I will say, I started editing with 4 1/2 hours and got it down to what I thought contained everything I was trying to convey at 1hr, 17min. Then I trimmed another half-hour off of that. A lot of good info was left on the cutting room floor. I do try to make my videos a half hour or less but sometimes I just can’t.

Thanks for your comment, much appreciated!

-- Living In The Woods Of Beautiful Bonney Lake, Washington

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#3 posted 03-04-2018 05:57 PM

I use water-based dye quite a bit … I apply it to the bare wood, let it dry (sometimes use a heat gun if I’m in a hurry), then hit it with a couple of coats of de-waxed spray shellac from a rattle can. That way I avoid runs/smearing, and can apply whatever finish I want over it.

I have the same Sorby tool … most of the time it just sits in the drawer. I do use it to create rosette-like decoration on small boxes, etc. but have never tried it on bigger stuff.

Nice looking piece … I’m sure your wife will appreciate the effort you put into it!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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