use paint, aniline dyes, India ink, metal leaf, powder
metal patinas, and Inlace (epoxy
with colored aggregate) to embellish the surface of my work.
turned from many wood species, (e.g., walnut and mahogany), most
burls and wood that has spalted, need nothing other than a coat of
oil and wax to bring out their beauty.
Other woods can be bland (e.g., sweetgum and pecan that has not
spalted) and often lend themselves to surface enhancement.
admit to having a fascination with enhancing the surface of many of
my turnings. The turned
item becomes a canvass
are some representative samples of these efforts.
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