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peter blair

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590 days ago

Haven’t posted here in some time cause I have been so busy with my small company and turning as much as i can but thought you might like a peek at my latest series.

They are both spalted maple with dyed maple stems. The stem and base are one piece and the bowl part is another. I use Tandy leather dye on the stems.

Thanks for looking and all C & C welcome!

-- Pete


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HorizontalMike

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#1 posted 590 days ago

Geez! I actually was thinking that this were “glass” and misplaced on LJs! Wow! What a great job!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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bobasaurus

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#2 posted 590 days ago

These look really cool. The thin stems are remarkable… is it difficult to not break them while turning? The dye jobs are really top notch.

-- Allen, Colorado

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Tedster

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#3 posted 590 days ago

Pete, these are really beautiful works of art! You must have the patience of a brain surgeon to do work like this.. I am truly impressed. I’m surprised you don’t post these in Projects, so more people will see them. I’m sure they would end up #1 place in no time flat. Anyway, thanks for sharing. You are an inspiration! :)

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David Craig

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#4 posted 590 days ago

I am with Mike, first look and I thought they were glass. Such delicate stems and beautiful color. I am awestruck.

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#5 posted 590 days ago

Great work. I wondered what spalted maple would look like with dye. Did you do any blotch control?

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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peter blair

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#6 posted 590 days ago

Thanks everyone for the nice comments!

I have now posted these, with the addition of an extra photo of each, to “Projects” as suggested by Ted(thanks Ted).

Russel: I don’t do anything special when I dye, pretty much the same process as done by http://lumberjocks.com/trifern/blog/9400

Bob: Stems are about 3/32” thin . . . a little fragile but with finger support and using the tailstock as much as I can they really look a lot more difficult than they actually are to make. Trust me if I can do these anyone can.

-- Pete

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