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    I just finished these 2 custom kitties Hugs & Kisses. woods are ebonized peruvian walnut for the black, aspen for white. X & O are tenn. red cedar. Other woods include pink dogwood, figured walnut. Eyes are poplar/ebony (green), yellowheart/ebony (yellow)

    HugsandKisses (1280x574).jpg
    Janette
    www.square-designs.com

  • #2
    Absolutely beautiful! I always enjoy seeing your work, a true master!

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    • #3
      Beautiful! ebonized as with vinegar solution?
      Rolf
      RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
      Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
      Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
      And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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      • #4
        Those are really cute. I love the concept of incorporating the hugs and kisses.
        Tammy

        Pressure makes diamonds

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        • #5
          I did use the vinegar & steel wool to ebonize. These were an experiment I'm not sure I will combine again. I ebonized the peruvian walnut first. I finished the aspen with a water based finish. The combination of the 2 caused wood swelling so I had more gaps in the final pieces than I was happy with. I had to get creative gluing them together - in sections with clamps. Still a few more gaps than I'd like to see, but they're small and acceptable. I think next time I will probably use black stain instead - I used the blue for that bluebird project and it worked well. Always good to keep learning I suppose.
          Janette
          www.square-designs.com

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          • #6
            Absolutely sweeeet to the max.
            Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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            • #7
              What WD said!! Those are fabulous!
              A clean house is a sign of a broken scroll saw!

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              • #8
                Really nice Janette.
                Fran

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                • #9
                  wonderful job as always
                  Tricia

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                  • #10
                    Beautiful workmanship!! Love the hugs and kisses idea.
                    DeWalt 788

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                    • #11
                      Excellent work! Even the perfect 'O' is a plus!
                      Sometimes the pieces we take for granted are not all that easy!
                      God Bless! Spirithorse

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                      • #12
                        Thanks everyone! Now I just need to get them paid for.
                        Janette
                        www.square-designs.com

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                        • #13
                          Really nice Janette. Where in the world do you find all the woods you use? Sorry to say, we do not have any of them here.
                          Hawaiilad
                          Larry

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                          • #14
                            Really beautiful, Janette! Such a cool idea with the x and o! Have you ever tried India Ink to ebonize? Saw an article in , I think, Wood magazine recently about using it instead of stain.
                            By the way, I'm the guy who suggested to Bruce to come up with the Biker Bear. That will be my first Intarsia project!
                            Paul
                            www.flicker.com/photos/woodworks44224

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                            • #15
                              Love the Biker Bear Paul - he came out adorable. Hoping someone will give him a good home at my woodworking show next month. Haven't tried india ink - I used the stain in a tube for the bluebird - they happened to have the right color. I noticed it also comes in black so may try that one next time. It seems whenever there is something that will soak into the wood a lot like the ebonizing solution or water based finish - the wood swells and the pieces don't fit like I want them to (or did before I put the stuff on)
                              Janette
                              www.square-designs.com

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