Tarnished Silver Rice Bowl # 450

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Tarnished Silver Rice Bowl # 450

Piece #450 – Ambrosia Maple & Silver Leaf – 5.5″ by 2″ – SOLD

 

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 maple.  The iron water reacted with the tannin changing the wood fiber black. Instant ebony look. Inside bowl then finished with three coats of Salad Bowl Finish.

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 Silver 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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