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post #1 of 13 Old 08-26-2011, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Last pen post for a while...I promise

Here is the last of the latest round of pens. Same Chrome and black Cigar pen kit from PSI. Cocobolo, spalted birch, dyed maple, sandalwood, purpleheart. Enjoy. Next week will be bowls
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Do you buy youy deyed maple or do you dey it yourself and if you do how do you do dey it.
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I dye it myself. I like to use maple or any lighter wood with interesting grain or curl. I turn the pen and sand as normal. Then before applying any finish, I put the dye on. I use food colors that you can buy in any grocery store. In my area they have the standard red, yellow, green and blue or neon with pink, purple, blue and green. A few drops on a paper towel rubbed in with the lathe running, then finish as normal. Wear disposable gloves! Also, the finish will remove a little of the dye, but once the finish sets, you're good. Have fun.

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Thank you for leting me know i am going to have to try it
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SDF, have you ever tried burnishing the food coloring in before final finishing? I have made some realistic looking shrooms in the past and I found that if you burnish the wood until the moisture evaporates you won't lose any color when the finish is applied. Some I actually just left with the FC finish, they polished out that well.

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You do know we will be expecting 4 or 5 bowls a day next week right?

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I'll try not to let you down ;-)

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Nice assortment. I'm definitely going to have to try the food-coloring! Thanks for sharing.
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You're going to get tired of me complimenting you on your pens but they are so nice. I'm not really a fan of the green dyed pen, but that's a personal taste thing for me. I do, however, like its shape. All of your pens are awesome. The plexi display on this batch is cool too. Either way, loving the pens. Great work as usual

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I'm not a huge fan of the green either, but I had done a few blues already, got naturally red wood and enough plain maples so green it was. I'll never tire of the compliments . I appreciate everyone's feedback and hope that my postings inspire folks to try something different/new.

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I myself think the green pen is unique and I bet it will sell quickly. Nice job on them all.
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Food coloring eh? I need to try that! I've used all types of dyes before, RIT clothing dye, India Ink, some powdered art store dyes, and even some colored powdered mica that I mixed with Arm-R-Seal (that gave a really neat effect!).
I also made a real bonehead move at one point and tried some bright red hair dye. Yeah, not so good.

But food coloring is one I have right in the kitchen and never thought to try. I've got some maple and some pen kits, I guess it needs to happen!

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Visions, same here as to trying other dyes. Food colorings are great. They're cheap, there's a variety of colors depending upon where you shop, and their is no mixing involved. Give 'em a try, I think you'll like the results.

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