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Faux Wood experiments from before 2003


This is what faux wood grain can do for miniaturists. Make wooden buckets, spoons and ladles, cups and dippers. Make your rustic scenes realistic on the cheap and easy. 


2004 Faux Wood Grain Review: 5 years of noodling and doodling with this technique. 

This Faux Wood is from 1999

Mini Bamboo Items




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1 The colors used are not mixed. They are straight out of the package. Now if you mixed different colors you'd get different wood grain.

2, Pre-reducing is a trick, if you don't want distortion when reducing a wood grain cane you pre-reduce the lines by layering sheets of the different clay and running it through the press and then build your cane.

3 Once the sheets are pre-reduced build by making layers for lines and make a bullseye and sandwich them for knots in the wood. If you don't want knots don't put them in, but you are building your wood grain like wood is grown. So when you chop these logs they look real. Panel your room box with scaled wood grain.

4, Here is a couple of bullseyes sandwiched in between layers. Now you reduce the cane to the size of your platter.

5 Here's the slice. The previous picture was of the end of the cane slice. The actual cane was a foot long. I had to make 35 cheese burgers. I had left over cane and gave it away a bit at a time on tour. 

6, These are the cheese burgers and fries, some sandwiches that were placed on the platters. Platters are just one use for faux wood grain.