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Mark Sutton01/02/2012 20:08:05
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Good Evening, it has been a while since i posted something.

This is my first real attempt at ebonising, as i wanted to try something different as i don`t normally like to hide the charracter of the wood.
It is made from Lime. The area around the butterflies was highlighed with White spirit stain to highlight the grain and the motifs

It stands 8" high
As always C&C welcome

Ron Davis01/02/2012 20:19:17
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Very nice vase Mark, did you use a peel off to mask the butterfly?
Alan T.01/02/2012 23:14:38
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Hello Mark, That's a super finish you've achieved on lime which isn't easy to do.Well done.Did you use the spray type of finish? Alan T.
Derek Lane01/02/2012 23:16:01
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Like you Mark I don't like to hide the grain. A well turned piece and i like the butterflies not sure about the use of the white stain just does not look right
steve h02/02/2012 07:33:16
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Actually - I really like the piece Mark -


Simon Reeves02/02/2012 12:50:27
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I agree - a lovely piece there Mark. I find it's all too easy to spend ages perfecting the shape and proportion of your latest masterpiece, only to then spend much less time on the finish, with a less-than-perfect end result. Looks to me like you've got it dead right here.
Mark Sutton02/02/2012 19:55:54
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Hi All
Many thanks for your kind comments, i tried to reply earlier, computers, don`t you just love them!!
Ron, i obtained the butterflies from a craft shop, cost was £1.50 for a sheet
Alan, if the piece was in your hand you would think it was porcelain, the wife loved it, as soon as she saw it, and she is my biggest critic. It took as long to finish as turning the item. Ii used Chestnut Ebonising laquer, but i have heard that you can use Matt black car spray (not Gloss), which has the same effect, but a lot cheaper.
Derek, i understand what you say, and i am sure we all experiment, with different techniques, it is the only way we learn our fantastic hobby.
I am sure the next one will be much better, and i can assure you i learnt a lot during the process of colouring with this piece.
Thank you again
sad sam02/02/2012 20:43:12
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really nice work well done looks great

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