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 Post subject: A Few New Turned Items
PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:44 pm 
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I have not been to a meeting this year due to a crazy work schedule and losing both my in-laws with-in 4 months (4/1 and 7/31). Here are the latest turnings.

First is a natural edge walnut bowl finished with Mahoney's walnut oil
    Second is a box elder bowl with milk paint on the exterior
    Third is a small maple bowl with metal reactive paint
    Fourth is a large silver maple hollow form with Sculpt Noveau metal reactive paint and an African Blackwood collar. Hollowed to 1/8" thick through a 1 1/4" hole


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    PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:07 pm 
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    Wow....nice work...the last one in particular. But tell me more about the paint on #3. Sorry to hear about the in-laws.
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    PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:11 pm 
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    Nice work. These bowls look huge!


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    PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:49 pm 
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    Phil - they are not huge except the hollow form. The walnut is about 12" diameter, The box elder about 10" and the maple with rusty paint is around 8" in diameter

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    PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:04 pm 
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    Jay - it is metal reactive paint from http://www.sculptnouveau.com/. Happy to do a demo on these next year. I could actually be hands on.

    Pretty simple for wood you don't need to use their primer like other brands metal reactive paints. The paint contains real metal (copper, bronze, brass, iron, pewter, silver). 1 or 2 coats and let dry. Last coat while it is wet you spray on the patina or reactive product. The reaction will slow as the paint dries. To completely stop the reaction, put a finish on it.

    This has been used for years in landscaping to color large stones and in metalwork and craft to get desired effects/patina faster than nature.

    It does take some practice to get the wet paint not to drip when you spray on the reactive product.

    This stuff is not cheap. 8 oz of the paint costs $12 and covers about 6 square feet (2 coats). The patina lasts a while and is $12 for 8 oz. It comes in larger quantities, but it has a shelf life. Also, don't buy when it is cold out or it will gum up in shipping.

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    PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:34 pm 
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    I like the first two bowls. Love brain showing. Nice work.

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    PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:37 am 
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    Very nice work. I cut down a box elder a couple years ago to make way for my pole barn. Seeing how it looks when turned makes me wish I had saved some that had the heavy red streaking for the day I get into turning.

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    PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:27 am 
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    Ed,

    There is always box elder to be found on craigslist or from tree services. If you get into turning, there are a couple of clubs in the area and they usually have mentors to get your started. My club is in Pontiac and has mentors and a shop. There is a club in Ann Arbor and one in Adrian.

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