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Tom Gall

Ash Vessel - decorated

(2019) Bucks Woodturners “Pollyanna” exchange. Ash - 5¼”ø x 4¾”h. Embellished with cup burs, stipple textured with small round burs, colored with airbrushed acrylics and metallic paints.

Ash Vessel - decorated
Tom Gall, Sep 18, 2020
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      Ben Grefe
      Excellent execution. Can you link or tell us more about the cup burs you used to make the little circles? What about airbrushing that crisp line? Masking tape or something else?
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    • Dennis Weiner
      One of the nicest Pieces I’ve seen in a long while! Just fabulous.
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    • Tom Gall
      @Ben Grefe
      Thanks, Ben. Cup burs are used in the jewelry making industry. Larger sizes are now available for woodworkers. They have 3/32" or 1/8" shafts and are used in rotary tools (micro-motor or flex-shaft - Lots of smoke!). I've purchased them in the past from Rio Grande and Otto Frei (jewelry suppliers), but more recently from MDI Woodcarvers Supply (see link).

      Yes, masking tape to free-form the center band for painting, and then again over the painted center band to paint over the stippling and rim area. 3M vinyl tape (narrow widths ¼"+) works well for curves (but pricey) and cheaper stuff for just covering larger areas.

    • Russ Braun
      Nice effort Tom!
    • Karl Koch
      Wow, very nice Tom! You combined so many decorative techniques into one piece and it came out tasteful and beautiful!
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    • Christian Radcliff
      Man, that's an eye catching design. Cup burs huh? I also haven't considered taping and painting a piece yet for a specific design. Well done.
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