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post #1 of 16 Old 07-11-2011, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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My first attempt at piercing

This is a piece of cherry it's 5"tall x 4" at it's widest point. After I shaped the piece I went ahead and did some of the piercing to help me gauge the wall thickness. That worked above the center band but below it I didn't realize it was still about 1/8" . Unfortunately I didn't realize that until the next evening and the piece had dried and moved a bit.

The finish is a combination. First I used an orange analine dye. After that dried I made a wash from rubbing alcohol and a few drops of india ink. It actually has a more burnt look than the picture shows.

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Very cool!

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Cool, indeed!

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Yeah what they said.
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Nice. What did you use for the piercing?

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I used a Dremel with this cutter.

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How difficult is it to hold the tool on course as you make the piercings? Seems like it would want to go in one direction more easily than the other, yes?

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It's not really that bad although I did find it to be a two handed job with the dremel but yea it can act like a router would. Another issue I had with this wood was that parts of it were going punky so I would hit a softer spot and wind up with a larger hole than I intended. The process kind of reminded me of the kids game "Operation".

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Very cool indeed!

I had wondered what you used to make the "piercings", thanks for showing it!

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Nice job Tim,
looks pretty cool. We have a few guys in our club that do some pretty wild piercing. Neat effect.
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Really like it nice job!
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Wow, you've really outdone yourself on this one. When I saw the title of your thread, I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but this is awesome. Great job.

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Wow, you've really outdone yourself on this one. When I saw the title of your thread, I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but this is awesome. Great job.
I was wondering a bit about what I was going to see as well!
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That's a pretty cool work of art. Pierced pieces are some of my favorite.
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Being new to bowl turning,I enjoy looking at other people work,and this one is just great.Mack
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