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Project by trifern posted 10-17-2008 03:06 AM 1716 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a piece of turned catalpa. It was cut, carved and sanded. It is finished with yellow leather dye, green leather dye, lacquer, and Briwax. Not your normal functional bowl. What do you think?

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#1 posted 10-17-2008 03:16 AM

Pushing the envelope pal. Beautiful.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 10-17-2008 03:21 AM

Thats really outside the bowl Joe, very cool indeed. How difficult was it? Very unique and beautiful.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 10-17-2008 03:41 AM

WOW !!!!.......Here I am being all nervous about turning my first pen and you’ve created another museum piece , Joe !! Congratulations : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 10-17-2008 03:55 AM

Now your cooking Joe!!! Love th color and unique design, way to go.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#5 posted 10-17-2008 04:00 AM

You have just hit the art world Joe.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 10-17-2008 04:12 AM

looks like the start to a closed Rose. You could turn and carve the petals next and attach it to this piece (the leaves). Then turn a stem. That would be the first “turned” rose I’ve seen. Looks pretty cool

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#7 posted 10-17-2008 04:35 AM

Tip of the spear… you are really going out there. Nice looking piece…. I’m wondering what kind of Yellow small bowl would fit inside of it?


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#8 posted 10-17-2008 04:56 AM

Very nice, great color. You did a very good turn again.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#9 posted 10-17-2008 05:42 AM

You’re the mad scientist of bowls, Joe. Great stuff!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#10 posted 10-17-2008 07:18 AM

The color is very intriguing and stunning, nice job. Did you turn this piece first?

-- Tom D

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#11 posted 10-17-2008 11:40 AM

Wow Trifern, you’re a turnin’ machine! That looks great. Maybe you could use it for a centerpiece on a table and put one of those small candles in a shot glass in the center and some type of contrasting flower arrangement around it. Just a thought.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#12 posted 10-17-2008 12:49 PM

Wow, Joe you are taking an entirely new direction with this piece. It has a very intriguing design and I really like the color depth and appearance. Well done!!

To tell the truth I think that a display case should be on your project list. I am not sure what you are doing with all these pieces but they should be displayed in some fashion.

You are truly an inspiration!!!!

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#13 posted 10-17-2008 01:12 PM

A very artistic creation by you, as usual.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#14 posted 10-17-2008 05:46 PM

Super cool. Looks like an opening bud or leaf.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#15 posted 10-17-2008 07:40 PM

That is simply beautyful!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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