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Offline Derek

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Two Faced
« on: August 28, 2019, 07:40:28 PM »
I had a thin piece of Oak which sat in the wood store for ages you know the type "I will do something with that one day".
Anyway, I named this two-faced as the disc can be turned around. The centres one green and one red are from a very small burr that I cut into 1/2" thick pieces for use in turned boxes(which I still have not turned), all the texture is done with a Robert Sorby spiralling and texturing tool. Colouring is spirit stain and then either a light sanding to reveal the high spots, a coloured wax that I made myself or dry brushed over the stain. Then finished with an acrylic sander sealer followed by a satin acrylic lacquer
The base is a plum coloured slate again finished with the acrylic as above the two supporting rods are from some metal that I collect which again may come in handy one day, I think this is stainless steel.
Measurements are as follows Total height is 15 1/2" width 13". and depth 4" the decorative disc is 13" diameter
Second picture with the disc reversed

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Offline Les Symonds

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Re: Two Faced
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2019, 08:25:40 PM »
There are some very pleasing colours and textures in this piece....I'm intrigued that you refer to the timber as a thin piece of oak, yet the finished sculpture is 4" deep!
Les
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Re: Two Faced
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2019, 08:28:51 PM »
There are some very pleasing colours and textures in this piece....I'm intrigued that you refer to the timber as a thin piece of oak, yet the finished sculpture is 4" deep!
Les

Thank you Les.
That is at the widest point of the base for stability the Oak is only 1 1/4"thick

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Re: Two Faced
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2019, 08:36:39 PM »
There are some very pleasing colours and textures in this piece....I'm intrigued that you refer to the timber as a thin piece of oak, yet the finished sculpture is 4" deep!
Les

Thank you Les.
That is at the widest point of the base for stability the Oak is only 1 1/4"thick

Ah ha...that explains it...doesn't alter the fact that it's a darned nice piece.
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Re: Two Faced
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2019, 07:10:10 PM »
Eye eye, what have we here ?  ;D Nice one ! An interesting piece.
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Re: Two Faced
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2019, 10:16:59 PM »
Thank you John

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Re: Two Faced
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2019, 10:36:15 PM »
I like the fact its reversible, but why have you used Purple all on one side and green and purple on the other?
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Re: Two Faced
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2019, 11:16:54 PM »
I like the fact its reversible, but why have you used Purple all on one side and green and purple on the other?

Thank you Bryan the side you are referring to has green on it as well The centre is red and then the next band is stained black and then a green interference paint applied which did not show too well the way the light hit it.
Let's see if this shows slightly better.

Offline The Bowler Hatted Turner

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Re: Two Faced
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2019, 10:19:24 AM »
I like this a lot, nice and clean lines, I am with Bryan on the colouring though, the purple side would have looked better with the same green as the other side, does not diminish the piece though,well done.

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Re: Two Faced
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2019, 05:56:58 PM »
Derek
Have only just got to see this and I also like it. I am however curious to know why you went top to bottom with the grain, my instinct with a piece like this would be to display it left to right, not that it spoils it in any way, I still like it.
Steve

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Re: Two Faced
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2019, 04:44:41 PM »
I like this a lot, nice and clean lines, I am with Bryan on the colouring though, the purple side would have looked better with the same green as the other side, does not diminish the piece though,well done.

Sorry for the late reply, Anyway thank you.

Derek
Have only just got to see this and I also like it. I am however curious to know why you went top to bottom with the grain, my instinct with a piece like this would be to display it left to right, not that it spoils it in any way, I still like it.
Steve

Thank you Steve.
I did look at it with the grain in different orientations and felt it looked better with it as I have done.

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Re: Two Faced
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2019, 06:56:09 PM »
Design wise grain works best from top to bottom as it is never symetrical so if displayed from side to side it looks out of proportion and out of balance. Basic design fact that is used a lot in furniture design and art work.


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