Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Do You Need A Wall Button?



Who's heard of wall button?  My older brother, the wood turner, went to a wood turning demonstration in Kansas City, MO.  He learned about wall buttons there and I'm including a video of that meeting.  The wood turned wall button makes interesting wall art especially for someone who sews, knits or crochets.  It's definitely a conversation starter. Rick Bywater's Wall Buttons

He made one for my birthday and I was pleasantly surprised when it came!

Mine, made of Purple Heart, had grooves in it for polymer accents.  Dave and I collaborated on several turned vases that included polymer bands.  What fun to work together. 



The colors of metallic gold, red and yellow combine in concentric circles and are quite striking against the Purple Heart.  After the polymer was conditioned, placed and textured it was cured with a heat gun.  Had to be careful to cure the polymer and not burn the wood!



I'm thinking of asking him to make a couple of coaster size buttons and selling them.  What do you think of that idea?  I'd love to know!









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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Do You Need A Wall Button?



Who's heard of wall button?  My older brother, the wood turner, went to a wood turning demonstration in Kansas City, MO.  He learned about wall buttons there and I'm including a video of that meeting.  The wood turned wall button makes interesting wall art especially for someone who sews, knits or crochets.  It's definitely a conversation starter. Rick Bywater's Wall Buttons

He made one for my birthday and I was pleasantly surprised when it came!

Mine, made of Purple Heart, had grooves in it for polymer accents.  Dave and I collaborated on several turned vases that included polymer bands.  What fun to work together. 



The colors of metallic gold, red and yellow combine in concentric circles and are quite striking against the Purple Heart.  After the polymer was conditioned, placed and textured it was cured with a heat gun.  Had to be careful to cure the polymer and not burn the wood!



I'm thinking of asking him to make a couple of coaster size buttons and selling them.  What do you think of that idea?  I'd love to know!









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