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Ok some lessons going on here. I could have put this in the Weave section but there is so much more going on here. First off it is a new weave. ALL three pictures are of the Same Exact weave. The picture on the left is one I took in full sun over a black backround. The colors got really washed out and the hazing problem I ran into shows worse than it actually looks in real life. The picture on the right is the same day just seconds later over a gray backround. Better color rendition and less haze but

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Doc Ski   [Apr 14, 2011 at 09:19 PM]
still obvious. Lesson gray or neutral seems to be better for this type of subject. The haze is my being lazy and doing something I never do. I put finish over the weave before doing the decorative wraps on the ends with the OB, the did that wrap and put finish over the whole enchilada. Lesson: not such a good idea when using Black(Of course this lead to another battery of tests-coming soon) Well it was just a sample of a new pattern(actually a Modified Ray Adams pattern) so I was gonna let it slide. But NO not for the old AR Doc Ski, Led me to trying somethin I have done on some old wraps that I didnt want re wrap. I heated the finish with a propane/butane torch til it appeared to be lifting and put a smooth tool under the finish to peel it off. It worked except for a couple little areas which then cleaned off with something stronger that alcohol and then I re did the CP and finish to produce the center picture. You can still see some hazy finish at the edges of the OB wraps but you REALLY have to look for it but the bulk of the wrap is awesome Black. This isnt something to rush into but it can be done. Thats my story and I am stickin to it.
Bob Turpen   [Apr 26, 2011 at 02:47 PM]
Doc. . . . Hummers are our favorite. My wife and I built our home 16 years ago. We have some stained glass in it. We call our home "Hummer Haven." Your weave depicting the little rascal on a hibiscus is really something to be proud of.

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