Golden Camo Bowl # 445

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Golden Camo Bowl # 445

Piece #445 – Oak & Dutch Metal Leaf – 8.5″ by 2.5″ – SOLD

 

This oak bowl was born plain and characterless. It cried out for some pizzazz. I treated the inside with a solution of tannic acid and water. I let that cure overnight. Next iron water was brushed on over the tannin. Because of the capillary action of the wood fibers the tannin had been absorbed deep into the wood where it intensified the natural tannin found in oak.  The iron water reacted with the tannin changing the wood fiber black. Instant ebony look.

I put two coats of a nice hard varnish on the outside of the bowl, letting each one cure really well. The next step was adding the Dutch Metal leaf and letting the leaf set over night. The chemical patina was applied and once it had the affect I was looking for I rinsed it off and patted it dry. I put the piece aside for three days. I applied 2 coats of Behlen’s Rock Hard Tabletop Varnish, sanding between coats.  Last step was a trip back to the Lathe and the Beall Buffing System

Roger Dale Scott
WoodPops

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