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Steve Doerr
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Rockets' Red Glare
Jul 4th, 2017 at 10:05am
 
Rockets’ Red Glare is my tribute to the 4th of July.  The HF was turned from a piece of birch burl and dyed black, sanded back and then dyed red.  The finial was turned from a piece of cherry and dyed black.  Overall dimensions are 6 ¾”W x 9 1/”H.  It has been finished with 10 plus coats of WOP.  C&C welcomed.
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Reply #1 - Jul 4th, 2017 at 1:24pm
 
Fantastic Steve. I can see I need years of practice.
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Reply #2 - Jul 4th, 2017 at 4:47pm
 
WOW! Steve, your work is top drawer as we say. This is one of many HF I've seen you post that draw my eye to the details.

Maybe one day I'll be able to come close to your quality of work
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Reply #3 - Jul 5th, 2017 at 7:30am
 
That is most impressive.  I am just looking into dyeing wood.  I assume the black was to highlight some of the grain and the red for the actual color?  Or is there another reason?
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Steve Doerr
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Re: Rockets' Red Glare
Reply #4 - Jul 5th, 2017 at 8:10am
 
Thanks everyone for your complements.

Dave, keep practicing and looking at different shapes and forms (pottery as well as wood) and you'll be amazed at what you will be able to accomplish.

John, yes, the black is put on first and after it is sanded stays in the opened grain areas.  This technique works really well on figured wood.  It really helps pop the grain.

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Reply #5 - Jul 5th, 2017 at 11:06am
 
Steve,

As always - IMPRESSIVE!  Excellent work. Smiley

I may have to ping you off line with some of my thoughts on my finishes and how I ended up where I am in the process after leaving the WOP finishes.

Thanks for sharing this fantastic turning!
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Steve Doerr
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Re: Rockets' Red Glare
Reply #6 - Jul 5th, 2017 at 1:14pm
 
Tom, I'd be interested in hearing what you are doing.  WOP takes up the lathe for a long time.  Looking at some other options of a device for finishing.
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Re: Rockets' Red Glare
Reply #7 - Jul 5th, 2017 at 6:56pm
 
Steve, 

You should have it in your email by now.

Others - I am interested in sharing my finishing technique, however, I need to write it up well so that it is repeatable in your shop.  I am working on that...

Tom
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Reply #8 - Jul 6th, 2017 at 4:27am
 
The first thing I noticed is that the HF is high gloss, and the finial isn't. Also, when I enlarge the picture, it seems there's some pores/lines visible?

That detracts a bit from the fantastic color of the HF, for me.

As to the form, the shoulder of the HF seems just a little bit off to me.

I wonder if the nice curve of the shoulder, which seems to get flatter and almost straight just short off the finial, which rests on a somewhat vague collar, wouldn't have been better with either no collar, or a more sharply defined collar.

It's a lot of words for a very minor point  Grin
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