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post #1 of 11 Old 01-16-2012, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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Keep or toss

Spent a lot of time more than half a bottle of thin CA on this extremely spalted lank today. It's down to about 8" high and 6" diameter. It came from a much larger log I sawed down to what I assumed was a salvageable chunk.

The good news is the figure is quite stunning on 2/3 of it. The bad news is the third that just looks horrible and keeps soaking up all the thin CA I put on it.

So the question is, am I waiting my time? I'm getting a bit tired of smelling the CA and having to apply more every 1/2" I turn away, but the figure on the good side is just amazing.

What would you do?


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post #2 of 11 Old 01-17-2012, 10:12 PM
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Id pick a form in my head, complete that form, ca glue the heck out of it, then turn down to your final form. Dont see the need to ca glue every half inch would rather get it to near final form then ca glue it once. if your just taking it off anyway putting multiple coats on seems like a wast of time. But dont know what your going for. Id SAVE IT! that looks AMAZING!
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If you are using that much CA I think I would toss it.
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love a pete dont toss it! if you think your gonna send it to me!
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post #5 of 11 Old 01-18-2012, 02:12 AM
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No way could I bring myself to trash that kind of figure! It is stunning and, to me anyway, would be worth every second of effort it took to save it.

USE THE GUARDS! I started with 10 fingers and still have most of 'em left
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I cannot offer any advice except to say that I have a friend that would kill for that.

He uses a lot of resin and goes through CA by the bucket load. he also makes pens from what he calls "Worthless wood" they are more resin than wood, but what wood is there is magic.

To him, it would not matter how much ca he put on that, infact when I saw the photo I thought it was his.

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I would do what ever it takes. That's an amazing looking piece of wood.
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Thanks folks. I will of course keep at it. I agree it's too nice a piece of wood to give up on. Will post when I'm done, one way or another.
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I have some pieces like that and I cannot bring myself to tossing them because of the awesome looks they provide. Yes, it might take alot of CA to get it done but look what you will have in the end. Great piece.
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Might not make a great bowl or vase, but what about slicing it in half for an awesome looking sconce?
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I have use CA at the very end for small areas but use shellac for most. I thin the shellac with 2 parts DNA and it soaks in fairly well. I don’t worry about torn grain of the roughing since it will be gone anyway. As I get closer to the finished shape I add less DNA to the shellac. For the final 1/8” or so I coat with shellac only, sometimes on top of thinned shellac.
It can be a real adventure to sand also with the sandpaper following the soft and hard areas. Fresh sharp paper and a very light touch.

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