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Derek Lane28/08/2015 17:56:47
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After my colouring failure and the colours not being able to be rescued I thought that I would complete the hollow form cut some dimples and stain it black with gold to highlight the dimples.

Here is the failed colour attempt.


Steven28/08/2015 20:33:47
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That’s a fine rescue Derek and a nice hollow form, how did you cut the dimples?

As the saying goes, “when things go wrong the sign of a good craftsman is being able to recover from the work that didn’t go quite to plan”, or something like that !!!

I think you have done a great job.

Derek Lane28/08/2015 21:27:10
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Thank you Steven. The dimples are done with a multi tool and a diamond ball burr, it seemed to take ages and it is not that big 3" tall and 3 1/2" across. I had to go dark with the colour to cover the green and blue that it was.

I will be having another go at the colouring again.

gerald meager30/08/2015 09:00:12
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Looks great to me wish I could recover some of my work with such skill a fine piece to be proud of

Derek Lane30/08/2015 13:21:11
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Thank you Gerald. Not difficult just step back and take a good look at what you have, if need be sit it to one side where you can see it everyday. Some pieces you can see straight away others take a little longer It will come to you

Steve J W06/09/2015 12:34:23
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very nice

Toothy15/09/2015 16:50:49
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Derek you have done this exactly as I used to work (paid salary) and try to follow every day.

Look always to see how an imperfect job can be turned around into something better/equally good/different. As a dentist (in the times of steam) every job didn't go well but from the patient's point of view they always HAD to be perfect. If you have flu catchup on your reading, if you have a broken leg do something seated etc.

I prefer the 'rescued' piece yessmiley

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