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Terry
06-03-13, 08:26
The one with the larger tealighter is made from Camphor laurel and doesn't have any finish on it.
The one with the violet detail is made from cherry and is finished in acrylic satin lacquer.

yorkshireman
06-03-13, 18:27
Very nice Terry, I need to have a go at somethng similar myself

ataylor
06-03-13, 18:31
Nice and different, they look very nice mate. :bwink:

Terry
06-03-13, 19:42
Thanks Gents.
They are quite easy to do and women love them!!

Jim
06-03-13, 20:16
I have said it before Terry, i love these, especially the Camphor one, without any finish makes this look great ... :bwink:

Terry
06-03-13, 20:48
Cheers Jim. When I was making the camphor one the smell in the shed was the strongest smell of Camphor oil I have ever known and it lasted for days before it cleared. Same with shavings that went in the dustbin. Never had a cold this winter I wonder why????

Alan Moore
07-03-13, 13:17
nice tealights relim

Terry
07-03-13, 14:43
Thanks Alan.

Jim
07-03-13, 23:09
Terry, is that resin that you have used in the tealight to the right?

Terry
08-03-13, 08:49
Jim, the violet is an iridescent acrylic paint made by Jo Sonja and is sold by Turners Retreat and Snainton. You can buy a pack of 6 different colours for about 12. It is very effective on wood and because it is fairly thick you can create various designs within the paint itself ie you can stub it on with a stiff paint brush or create a design with the tip of a screwdriver etc.etc, Before you use this paint you have to put a matt black acrylic primer on first. \this helps the iridescent to shine through.

Regards

Terry

Jim
08-03-13, 18:40
For 12 quid you can't go wrong Terry, thanks for the info ... :bwink:

ataylor
08-03-13, 22:28
Those are nice pieces relim, the colour on the rim highlights the piece.

Terry
09-03-13, 08:37
Thanks ataylor. It is easy to do just scribe a couple of lines with a pencil while the piece is spinning. Colour the piece and when it's dry trim the edges with a parting tool. On this one I trimmed them quite deeply to accentuate the colour.
Regards
Terry