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Old 04-15-2019, 10:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Marbled Goose Egg Bottle Stopper

Eggs on my mind.

Recalling some great times decorating eggs when my children were young...

Steps:
Goose egg blown out and sanitized.
Lathe-turned and hollowed the Zebrawood base, countersunk, Ruth Niles brass threaded insert epoxied into a 7/16" drill hole.
Sanded the base, then finished it with UV resin, hardened with a 250 watt 365 nanometers UV flood lamp 3" away, 30 seconds, while slowly hand-rotating the base (UV glasses, lots of ventillation).
Alum coated, then air dried the egg.
Marbled the egg using techniques which I've described in earlier posts.
Re-alumed the egg, air dried it again, marbled it a second time ( referred to as over marbling).
Egg dried x 24 hours.
Gently centered and epoxied the egg into the base on the lathe.
Brushed UV resin onto the egg while slowly rotating the base/egg.
Hardened the UV resin with the UV flood lamp (same as for the base).
Ruth Niles stopper attached.





Next version(s) will be carved eggs - stay tuned.

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WOW Bob!!!!! Great looking egg.

Going to bring some samples of your outstanding work on Saturday!

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That is beautiful.
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Very nice!
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Very nice! How sturdy is the egg after all that work? Will it stand up to regular environmental bumps, or is it a "keep on the shelf and out of harm's way" sort of deal?
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Amazing marbling Bob! I love the colors and the gloss clear coat. 👍👍
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Many thanks for kind comments!

Brian - The sturdiness question: UV resin is tough stuff - used for finshing lures, etc.

But just to be sure, I'll run a quick test and keep you posted...



More fun ahead - Bob
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I hope the truck survives! :)
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Looks very nice, Bob !!!

But ... I am going to hafta think about this ... is the egg hard boiled ? Blown out ?
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Looks very nice, Bob !!!

But ... I am going to hafta think about this ... is the egg hard boiled ? Blown out ?
Mal - The yolk is blown out of the egg, then the egg is sanitized with Clorox bleach, very well rinsed, then dried for a 5-7 days before use.

Duck, ostrich, and emu eggs are also fun.

I haven't carved eggs for a few decades, so the time is right - stay tuned.

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