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New Series TARDIS: Raised Wood Grain Texture

Started by Rassilons Rod, May 28, 2009, 02:21 pm

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mordrogyn

Mar 01, 2010, 06:31 pm #15 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2010, 10:05 pm by mordrogyn
I have that exact brush :P

Your photo may provide a better reference, once it stops raining and I can pull my wood from under it's tarp.
I was expecting something that looked more like what Purple posted, I think I do have some of the effect I can see on yours.


is experimenting with a couple of blocks of wood in the sink while it's raining
(http://i50.tinypic.com/20kan9v.jpg)

mordrogyn

It seems to me that there is a step missing or something in this process, and while I realize that every piece of wood is unique I am getting results in my tests similar to those pictured above, which is fine, except I'd much rather have results like purple got pictured below

IMG_0263.jpg

Notice how the larger pattern in the wood shows through more also....
Anyone have any suggestions?
(http://i50.tinypic.com/20kan9v.jpg)

mordrogyn

SOLVED IT!

166gdww.jpg

As it turns out it all comes down to pressure....
Previously when I tried it I was using too much which as well are removing the softer grain was filing down the harder, darker grain.

While killing 30 mins I thought I would go and try it again on a different post, this time using only slight pressure the darker grain remains.  It's not as obvious as on the photo from Purple's tutorial but I didn't do too much but I can definately feel the grain now and I think a few more passes and it will be more pronounced.
(http://i50.tinypic.com/20kan9v.jpg)

atomicgraph

the classic, "less is more". your results look good, i was gonna suggest getting a wire brush for a drill. but it looks like you've solved the problem

mordrogyn

I may still use one... that's just one post.. could do with a bit more doing to it and then there are 3 more like it... can you say arm ache lol
(http://i50.tinypic.com/20kan9v.jpg)

MisterKinish

Found a good video on Shou Sugi Ban, the Japanese wood burning technique that brings out the grain.