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Bert Delisle
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Ornament embellishment project
Mar 27th, 2017 at 9:40am
 
I have started to create my 2017 signature series of ornaments. This one is an apple wood hollow ball (<1/8"wall ) that has Lichtenburg Pyrography embellishment.
I found an electrolyte solution that does not stain the wood, (much better than baking soda) and my practice efforts on thin projects is paying off.
Initial response to the LP embellished items has been very positive, so it will be interesting to watch customer reaction to this product.
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Reply #1 - Mar 27th, 2017 at 10:56am
 
Nice ornament Bert. I'm glad to see someone actually experiment and foundd the electrolyte solution that works for them.  Thumbs Up
As to the ornament, I wouldn't concern myself with wall thickness but rather weight.
I try to get my ornaments in the 2oz range (depending on size) if it's to be shown on a stand or artificial tree, it can be slightly heavier.
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Reply #2 - Mar 31st, 2017 at 12:44am
 
Thanks Ed, this one weighs in at 1.15 oz. I may try adding some piercing in future so that the hollow ball is readily apparent to the viewer.
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Re: Ornament embellishment project
Reply #3 - Mar 31st, 2017 at 8:22am
 
Bert Delisle wrote on Mar 27th, 2017 at 9:40am:
I have started to create my 2017 signature series of ornaments. This one is an apple wood hollow ball (<1/8"wall ) that has Lichtenburg Pyrography embellishment.
I found an electrolyte solution that does not stain the wood, (much better than baking soda) and my practice efforts on thin projects is paying off.
Initial response to the LP embellished items has been very positive, so it will be interesting to watch customer reaction to this product.



Would you mind sharing what solution you use????
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Bert Delisle
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Reply #4 - Mar 31st, 2017 at 9:20am
 
I found that Magnesium Chloride (MgCl) ice melter works well. When mixing the solution I go for saturation strength, keep adding until the water won't dissolve any more. Warm water dissolves more than cold but the key for consistency in my mind is solution at saturation. I am still very new to this and every session reveals some new learnings, that's part of the fun, keeps the grey matter between the ears churning. Shocked
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