Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

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Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Postby ScottBot » Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:28 am

Fantastic!
Thanks for taking the time to put that excellent tutorial together.
I am planning on doing some glazing in the near future and am very pleased to have a copy of your glazing document.

Thanks again.
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Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Postby BrianM » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:33 am

Wow Tim!

That is an excellent doucument and you can see from the download count how many people have have found it interesting.

Thanks for putting in so much time and effort

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Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Postby glenn » Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:09 pm

Thanks Tim.
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Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Postby rrrevels » Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:23 pm

Great Tutorial Tim,
Thanks for putting the effort into making so nice.

I look forward to meeting you and seeing the demo this weekend.

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Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Postby cncworks » Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:06 pm

Great tutorial!

One thing I didn't see though was how you kept the glaze from the background. Just careful brushwork?

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Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Postby tmerrill » Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:14 pm

First, thanks to all for the nice comments and PM's. My personal gain in writing this was to get the satisfaction of helping others, and that has worked.

Donn,

Interesting observation and question. Up to this project I had always shaded the dish around the design, just keeping it a little lighter so the image would stand out. For this project, I talked myself into leaving the dish natural so the image would really stand out. You can't be that careful with the brush, so I ended up with a border of glaze to be removed. The FlexCut scrapers really worked great here. When I put the shellac on the image prior to the glaze, I did cover the entire dish. So all I had to do was scrap the glaze off the surface of the shellac and never came close to touching bare wood. But it was still very tedious, especially with the 3D images being so small. I actually made two complete story boards, so got to do it to twice as many images.

Thanks for asking.

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Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Postby JamesB » Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:11 am

Tim - finally got chance to read through your guide on the plane today. Just wanted to echo what everyone else has said, you even made me feel like I could do it :)
Looking forward to meeting up with you tomorrow night and seeing the actual presentation Friday or Saturday.
Cheers,
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Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Postby ManitobaKeith » Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:47 am

WOW Tim,
What a wonderful book.
The only thing I can add is, your carvings and the glazing looked even better in real life.
:mrgreen:

Just AWESOME!!
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Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Postby jhop » Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:26 pm

Thanks Tim, you will see from my next question how helpful this is to me.
Now for the dumb question. I stained a sign carved in birch plywood with water base stain. Can I seal it with spar urethane without messing up the stain?
I'm not doing anything until I see you answer.

Thanks

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Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Postby tmerrill » Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:55 pm

Hi Jim,

You should not have any problems doing this as long as the stain has dried good.

There are exceptions, but normally you can put any finish on any stain as long as it has had time to dry. Once the solvent flashes off, whether it be water, oils, spirits, etc., what is left is stable and hard.

Time to dry thoroughly is harder to predict. If time is not a big issue, give it as long as you can. With water based stains and glazes you should be safe in ~24 hours. Sometimes the can will provide guidance for time to wait until coating with a different based finished, so that might be worth a look.

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Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Postby jhop » Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:21 am

Thanks for the quick reply. I tried it on an uncarved scrap and it seamed ok.

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Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Postby Butch » Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:05 pm

Thanks for the tutorial.
Here is my first attempt at detailed glazing.
I appreciate the effort you put into this pdf.
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Turkey plaqueweb.jpg
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Turkey board.gif
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Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Postby tmerrill » Sat Oct 17, 2009 7:57 pm

Hi Butch

That came out good and I like the end use.

Thanks for posting,

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Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Postby G.Werner » Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:38 am

Tim.

Nice work on the tutorial. I will give it a go, on the next project I cut.

Thanks

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Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Postby Phil » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:51 pm

Nice work on the turkey Butch.
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