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Project by Adam Hood posted 05-06-2011 12:21 AM 1434 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was on the International Associationg of Pen Turners and saw a thread about dying with food coloring. So I gifured I’d give it a shot. Here are a few pictures and explinations on what I did.

The 1st picture is a Trimline kit with Figured Oak. Sanded to 600 grit and dyed with blue food coloring. This pen has a single coat of food coloring on it, finished with 6 coats of BLO/CA, buffed to 12,000 with Micro-Mesh and 3 coats of Myland’s Friction Polish.

The 2nd picture is a Slimline kit with Figured Oak made to look like a Designer kit. Sanded to 600 grit and dyed with blue food coloring. Has 3 coats of food coloring on it, finished with 6 coats of BLO/CA, buffed to 12,000 with MM and 3 coats of Myland’s.

The 3rd picture is also a Slimline with Maple. Sanded to 600 grit and dyed with green food coloring. Has a single coat of food coloring, finished with 6 coats of BLO/CA, buffed to 12,000 with MM and 3 coats of Myland’s.

I appriciate any feedback, good or bad. Thanks for taking a look.

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl





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#1 posted 05-06-2011 12:25 AM

I like! The first one reminds me of turquoise.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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#2 posted 05-06-2011 12:28 AM

Nice. So, with food coloring finish, these are for people that like to chew on pens? : )

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#3 posted 05-06-2011 12:45 AM

LOL!!! Yeah…they have to get through the taste of BLO/CA with a finish taste of Mylands.

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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#4 posted 05-06-2011 02:59 AM

Dude, those are freaking great looking! Awosome!

-- christopheralan

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#5 posted 05-06-2011 03:02 AM

Thnx Chris

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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#6 posted 05-06-2011 03:27 AM

Can you post a link on how to do that? I would love to start doing this technique.

-- christopheralan

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#7 posted 05-06-2011 04:17 AM

How about one in Tennessee Volunteer orange?

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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#8 posted 05-06-2011 10:34 AM

This would male an excellent “how to” blog.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#9 posted 05-06-2011 12:33 PM

It’s not that hard. Sand down your work to final sanding and then wet with damp paper towel and then take your food coloring and while lathe is running drop food coloring on top with a paper towel under the pen. Thinking about trying to do a bowl like this.

Ron, I only have the 4 main colors so I would have to do some mixing colors so we will see. I have a few more pics of different pens I have done the past week or 2. It’s 6:30 and I’m fixing to leave to go have surgury on my thumb that I broke from the kick back on the table saw cutting bottle stopper blanks. Wish me luck.

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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#10 posted 05-06-2011 02:49 PM

really kool idea. I’ve gotta try it. thnx for sharing

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#11 posted 05-06-2011 03:44 PM

Great Lookin Pens!! Love the Colors, too. I will have to try this and see what happens!

Thanks for Sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#12 posted 05-07-2011 02:05 PM

Ron, got the package you sent. The Ambrosia Maple looks better than i had expected..cant wait to make some pens out of it.. Got my shipment of pen kits in yesterday, and also surgury on my hand so when the pain goes away enough to let me do some turning I will take the best piece of A.M. and Sassafras and get you a couple pens turned and in the way to you. Thanks Ron.

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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#13 posted 05-07-2011 09:10 PM

Glad you like it. I was hoping you would. Take your time. Don’t want you hurting yourself anymore than you are.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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#14 posted 05-08-2011 03:04 AM

Ohh yeah, I wont be doing it anytime soon..maybe in a couple months. The Dr said it would be at least 2 months till I get the cast off. Maybe able to turn bowls a little sooner when the thumb stops hurting.

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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#15 posted 05-08-2011 04:35 AM

Keep that wood dust and the chips out of the cast….ha I love those pens. they are simply beutiful.

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