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Old 11-03-2013, 09:55 PM   #1
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Default Angelfish and looking for advice

So I have at least 2 options for finishing my angelfish intarsia, and I am looking for advice. I am not big on dying wood normally, but given these are fish... I was thinking maybe dye the water blue... please take a look at the water as blue, and the water as natural wood color and let me know what you think. (Note: I died the back of the fish frame blue so I could decide if I wanted to dye the front or not... so ignore the numbers and stickers and lack of sanding on the back, I just flipped the piece over)

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I'm with you on not dying wood for intarsia. I've made these angelfish and liked them just fine without a background. I made a backer for them that doesn't show, just stabilizes them. If you're interested in a blue background, have you considered blue pine?

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...If you're interested in a blue background, have you considered blue pine?
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I did consider blue pine and there is a place not very far from me that has it, but was just trying to cut costs. I cut the fish from 1 inch wood, and to me it seems like it will be impossible for me to shape them correctly at that depth. Was thinking with the frame around them at 3/8 th of an inch I will be OK. Still not sure yet.

Once I compare the two in the photos I think I agree with you that the blue stain is not the best choice. Thanks for the input.

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Keep it natural, that's most beautiful! Very nice work !
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