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Buzzy's work: Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate
Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-12-28 11:10 pm   Permalink

Staining away...

Started with the feet:





I did the upper rim a little darker


And then did the upper part of he pedestal:


Finally, I did the background color on the rest of the bell:

I'll go back and do the letters and graphics in a darker stain when the first lighter layer dries.

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On 2010-12-27 23:16, MadDogMike wrote:
It is some sort of resin/epoxy that soaks into the wood? How is it different from varnish?



The label says it hardens wood, but I don't know if it actually does anything. I figure it can't hurt. My theory is that it makes the drum bullet proof. If I tap on the inside of the drum after I use the hardener, it feels and sounds noticably different than before its application. I only use it on the inside because it affects the stain color.

The light at the end of the tunnel is pretty bright now.
Buzzy out!







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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2010-12-29 11:03 am   Permalink

Quote:

Quote:

On 2010-12-27 23:16, MadDogMike wrote:
It is some sort of resin/epoxy that soaks into the wood? How is it different from varnish?



The label says it hardens wood, but I don't know if it actually does anything. I figure it can't hurt. My theory is that it makes the drum bullet proof. If I tap on the inside of the drum after I use the hardener, it feels and sounds noticably different than before its application. I only use it on the inside because it affects the stain color.

The light at the end of the tunnel is pretty bright now.
Buzzy out!




What are you using? Minwax Hardener? That one is basically a liquid plastic. I don't remember which plastic. I think the info is out there on the web somewhere. I think it's like 80% solvent in order for the plastic to carry deep in the wood. I believe it's even an archivally (is that a word?) safe plastic, so should be long lasting.


 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-12-30 12:30 am   Permalink

The next round of staining was finished today.

I started with the logo:

Full view:


I always wondered what it would be like to do a stain painting. Figured this piece was a good one to try it on. I went for something I remember in art class we did called "atmospheric perspective." I tried a little of that techinques when i colored the relief. Here is an in progress shot after I did the furthest back stuff, and was just starting to work on the upfront stuff:


5 different shades of stain later, and it's done:
Left

center:

right:

I used a total of 8 different stain colors on this one.

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On 2010-12-29 11:03, TheBigT wrote:

What are you using? Minwax Hardener? That one is basically a liquid plastic.



Yes, Minwax hardener, just on the inside of it. Kind of like extra support. And like i said, I don;t know if it does anything, but it seems to make sense to do it.

Buzzy Out!




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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
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From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2010-12-30 01:00 am   Permalink

Awesome Buzzy. You stained it exactly as I was hoping you would. Worked out really well. I don't know how you are going to top that one.
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Tahitiki
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Joined: Jun 11, 2004
Posts: 324
From: San Jose
Posted: 2010-12-30 09:16 am   Permalink

This drum looks amazing Buzzy!!!

 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2010-12-30 11:53 am   Permalink

Amazing piece Buzzy!

Really top notch work!

Way to close the year out with a bang!


 
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1962
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2010-12-30 3:21 pm   Permalink

That is some sweet Tikiness Dr. Meeker!

 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2010-12-30 6:54 pm   Permalink

awesome drum and stainz!

 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2011-01-03 07:27 am   Permalink

Superior work Buzz. Definitely a masterpiece by a master artist! What did you charge for this? One ZILLION dollars??



 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2011-01-03 07:59 am   Permalink

Buzzy, This one has to be an ALL Time GREAT, This one really raises the bar and is gonna make everyone expect Nuthin' but the Best from'Ya!
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2011-01-19 09:15 am   Permalink

where art thou?

 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2011-01-19 09:54 am   Permalink

He's probably at the "Lake". Ask Amy.

 
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Queen Kamehameha
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From: So Cal
Posted: 2011-01-19 12:09 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-01-19 09:54, GROG wrote:
He's probably at the "Lake". Ask Amy.




LOL he is indeed at the "lake" Grog!.... He will have internet this weekend if he cares to posts

Amy


 
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Cammo
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Joined: May 18, 2006
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2011-01-27 12:12 pm   Permalink

Buzzy vs. the LAKE MONSTER!

GROG - get on with the poster!


 
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2011-02-16 9:52 pm   Permalink

Buzzy needs better internet.

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