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Aug 5th, 2016 at 8:32pm
 
Hi fellow turners! I have to admit, I haven't submitted ANY embellesshment postings, but I really enjoy seeing and getting ideas from other turners who embellish their turnings... The last posting as of this date. was Jun 18th and I'd hate to see this topic deleted from the forum due to lack of participation... I know that many others feel the same as I do and enjoy reading (and seeing...) other postings for ideas and how inventive other turners are at embellishing their turnings. I'm currently working on using 'milliput' and other surface embellishments, but would love to see and hear other turners embleshment technicques and issues... I'm also attempting pyrography but far from feeling comfortable at this time, soooo I hope other more exeperienced turners and artists will jump in with their comments and current projects... Let's keep this department current and ongoing sooo it won't be dropped due to lack of entries! Safe turning to all and hope to see many, many more entires!
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Reply #1 - Aug 6th, 2016 at 11:37am
 
I agree Kenn,but for me summer time keeps me busy in other areas ,so don't do much in the shop until winter when I can't be outside.
I am looking for a cheap used microwave and want to try Lichtenberg Fractal Burning.
I do check in this forum now and again to see whats up in the mean time. Smiley
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Reply #2 - Aug 6th, 2016 at 1:13pm
 
not to worry. some forums go months with no postings, then get hit. nothing has been said about closing this forum by the admins.

Happy Turning and Embellishing. Thumbs Up
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Reply #3 - Aug 6th, 2016 at 8:01pm
 
Thanks David! I was worried that the the department (Embellishments...) might be dropped due to lack of participation... I really like to embellish my turnings when possible and love to see the results of other more experienced and talented turners embellishments, sooo THANKS for keeping this department open and available for postings! Safe turning to you and all! Thumbs Up
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Reply #4 - Aug 7th, 2016 at 5:28pm
 
Because embellishment and color is so apart of what I do, please keep this alive. I'll try to take time out from turning to post / resize pics.
This box is my first attempt at fractural burning. Used a piece of Poplar because I didn't want to mess up a nice blank. It stands 9"h x2.75" d
More to come...
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Reply #5 - Aug 7th, 2016 at 6:31pm
 
Very cool, I really like Lichtenberg process.  Thumbs Up
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Reply #6 - Aug 7th, 2016 at 6:58pm
 
Kenn Harris wrote on Aug 5th, 2016 at 8:32pm:
Let's keep this department current and ongoing sooo it won't be dropped due to lack of entries!

No need to worry, this board will be around for a good while.
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Reply #7 - Aug 8th, 2016 at 8:38pm
 
Wow Eldon!  Your Lichtenberg process worked beautifully on your turning!  I've been watching a number of videos on the procedure as I REALLY like many of the results, but the process scares the beejeebers out of me!  I hate working with high voltages even with low amps as they still can be sooo dangerous!  I hope you and others take ALL sorts of safety precautions as ONE mistake may be their last!
I've considered coming up with similar results using a manual pyrography method to achieve the same or similar results, but much safer...  Ideas and thoughts? 
Safe turning to all and BE VERY, VERY CAREFUL out there!
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Reply #8 - Aug 8th, 2016 at 9:52pm
 
Thanks Kenn, one thin that I do is use alligator clips on staples that I shoot into my piece and end up without any hands on risks. Here are three HF's that I have also done...
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Reply #9 - Aug 9th, 2016 at 9:04am
 
Very nice Eldon,  Thumbs Up
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Reply #10 - Aug 9th, 2016 at 1:23pm
 
Eldon,

I have seen this done before and would be interested in:

o The way you stepped up the "ZAP" to get this done (Do you use a microwave transformer?)

o Attachment points for the wires (nails? you mention staples or something finer?)

o What you have learned about the moisture content and how that effects the outcome ( any prep presoak solutions used?)

o Process time that you use to create these patterns

I would love to see a step-by-step of this some time...
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Reply #11 - Aug 10th, 2016 at 7:30pm
 
WOW!  Eldon you've used the Lichtenberg process to make your awesome turnings into even more beautiful pieces of art!!!  Wonderful design, finish and embellisments...  Again, simply amazing and awesome turnings...  Please keep us posted on your future artistic endeavors...certainly museum or at least show case entries!!!  Thanks for sharing and safe turning to you always! Thumbs Up
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Reply #12 - Aug 11th, 2016 at 9:34am
 
Smiley Great stuff!!!


A question, Eldon...

When you zapped your HF's, did you do it before or after  you stained them those great colors?

I'm thinking after and then cleaned up the zap lines and then put a finish coat on,  right?

Based on a couple of youtube vids, it looks like a neon transformer is better than a microwave one.

Lucky for me (or not) I have an old neon sign in the store I'm replacing and that transformer might work.
The sign is flickering so not sure if that means the transformer is dying or the tubes are.

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Reply #13 - Aug 11th, 2016 at 10:18am
 
Ralph Fahringer wrote on Aug 11th, 2016 at 9:34am:
Based on a couple of youtube vids, it looks like a neon transformer is better than a microwave one.


Safer and better IMO end result
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Reply #14 - Aug 11th, 2016 at 4:53pm
 
Ralph, I zapped it before I used the color dye. However I did do a light sand to 400grit before air brushing the color. As to your question on the transformer; for safety sake, I replaced the pull chain switch with a lighted rocker switch from Radio S.. I'm sorry that I can't tell you about your transformer, I just not that knowledgeable enough in that field, but I would guess that it is bad or low neon gas. Hope this is helpful and above all keep safe.
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