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 Post subject: I struck GOLD (?)
PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 7:18 pm 
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I think there's gold in them thar coco bits! The pics are a little dark though. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: I struck GOLD (?)
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That is incredible. I love that color.

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 Post subject: Re: I struck GOLD (?)
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Thanks Lucy! So much trial & error, several batches "botched", but well worth it. I am starting to make a detailed list of my dye bath measurements and processes now. That way, I won't have so many "mistakes" in the future! ;) Bronze/Copper color is next my friend! :mrgreen:

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These are great, i hope we will be seeing a project using your new silver and gold cocunut :)


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Hey Will - Looks great - perseverance pays off! Looking forward to seeing some of your creations with it!

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Thanks Lynn and John for your kind comments. Yes-- I am in the "works" for a project that I'll use these 2 colors with. Stay tuned! :mrgreen:

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My dearest friends:

Once I have 1/2 way decently "mastered" this coconut gig, I will put everything (recipes for colors, necessary preparations, and a "new" & safer way to make the sno-conut) I know into a PDF e-book that will be distributed to you all here. It will also include my designs, repair techniques, etc. to have for reference if you like. I won't live forever, so knowing that this information will be kept safely amongst you gives me a warm feeling inside. Take care and enjoy your weekend my good friends!
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Wow, how kind! I look forward to seeing that!


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will...

i strongly echo what Lee said...

thanks for planning to share your "secret family recipe" for the metallic coco and other techniques...i haven't made any coconut in a few years...and probably won't...but just knowing the details are available...well...i may just have to give it a try!...

a note to those who haven't made any coconut...it's easier to buy already made than make your own...http://cardboardputzhouses.com/marketplace/coconut/coconut.html

my very best regards...

howard...


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I too would love to see your PDF, will.

Also, I echo Howard. I have tinkered with coco.
But for the amount of houses I build I still go to Pete's coco.

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