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Offline JohnHV

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First Poured Pewter Bolster
« on: May 18, 2018, 10:24:18 AM »
My first attempt at a poured pewter bolster.  Not perfect, but I like the decorative potential of this technique. I will be practicing with this on future projects.

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Re: First Poured Pewter Bolster
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2018, 09:20:19 AM »
Looks great. Did you stain the antler?
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Re: First Poured Pewter Bolster
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2018, 12:49:24 PM »
Hello Tippit! 

Yes, I used Fiebing's water based dark brown leather stain for the antler.  I put it on heavy, and when dry,  rub it down with 0000 steel wool to lighten the high marks and provide contrast, if that makes sense. 

I do my own leather work,  so I always have the stain laying around.  You can buy it easily enough from Tandy.

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Re: First Poured Pewter Bolster
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2018, 12:03:09 AM »
Very nice, I like it!

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Re: First Poured Pewter Bolster
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2018, 08:29:41 AM »
I like that. It's very appealing. I just poured a pewter bolster on a little project knife but have not finished it yet. Some of the guys hanging out in the blacksmith shop are pouring some intricate patterns in theirs. Pretty neat.
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Re: First Poured Pewter Bolster
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2018, 08:47:53 PM »
Thanks Lin!  It is a pretty neat technique.  Lots of possibilities for carved out channels and patterns, and it also can provide some structural strength if done right. 

I just finished another seax style that came out pretty good.  Will need to post a picture if I can get some time with the camera.

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