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post #1 of 10 Old 05-30-2008, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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Did not go in the bin


Cherry box with ebonised lid finial size 23cm x 11.5 approx
I was given a load of cherry last week so cut it up for blanks and this little bit was just an end cut was going to throw then thought i would turn it to see what the wood looked like. glad i did now. How many have i thrown..LB
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post #2 of 10 Old 05-30-2008, 04:55 PM
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hey buddha, what do you do for the "ebonizing"? I assume it's some sort of black paint with a top coat, but I'd be interested if there's some other technique.
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I know what you mean I have a bin for the off cuts left overs etc. I always go through it before its biffed out.

Nice bit of turning, your something of a serious Boxologist not lot of them around these days.

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Beautiful piece of work there!

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Very nice work LB the grain and finish on the cherry box looks great.
The ebonizing turned out real nice.

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LB Very nice box. I find the shapes you guys from across the pond use are refreshingly different. I think we sometimes get stuck on shapes we see the most, like Raffen and Chris Stott so it's nice to see something different.
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That is very, very nice!

Hmmmm, "Ebonizing." I gotta look that one up...

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Hi this is my first post on this forum.

It looks much better than I have seen elsewhere Buddah

Ebonising is good fun http://www.oldtoolsshop.com/z_pdf/wo...ingWood-ne.pdf

But make sure you really want to do it to that piece of wood
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One way to "ebonize" wood is to take a pint of clear vineger, and throw a handful of small steel brads, or other scrap steel into it, let oit sit for a couple weeks, and brush it on. Another is dye whether it be rit, or aniline, or whatever. I use the vineger mix, and it does a great job.

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Nice box!

So what is the finish, and did you buff it? That's a very nice form for a little guy.
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