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Project by trifern posted 2097 days ago 1996 views 6 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vase was turned from end grain maple. It measures about 7” tall and 6” wide. It has a coat of red leather dye, yellow leather dye, turquoise leather dye and multiple coats of spray lacquer. It is difficult to see from the photographs, but it has some great iridescent qualities to it.

All comments are welcome and appreciated.

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

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#1 posted 2097 days ago

That is really nice. From way back here looks like a Glass Vase with that Slick coat on it.

Very nice…


-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner,,, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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#2 posted 2097 days ago

Beautiful color! Beautiful shape! Beautiful shine! This one bumped to first spot on my favorite list of your turnings. :)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#3 posted 2097 days ago

Wow Joe – That looks great, reminds me a bit of what is known as pigeons blood, a glaze on pottery that chinese used on some of their vases. I haven’t seen it for a long time though. Great shape and color. One of my fav’s.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 2097 days ago

Another “WOW”, Joe.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 2097 days ago

Top notch. The color and finish are fantastic.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#6 posted 2097 days ago

YUM! Looks like a giant candy apple! Great results with the 3 primary colors. Do you have to sand in between each color? I really like your sense of shape and color and your experimental thinking. FUN and BEAUTIFUL piece!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#7 posted 2097 days ago

WOW! Not familiar with stains and finishes but it looks like you are setting new standards of quality. Fantastic! I for one have never seen wood finished like that before and it’s great. People will be looking at that and wonder if it is wood. My favorite of yours also. A real joy!

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

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#8 posted 2097 days ago

Fantastic Shape and color , Joe : ) Yet another masterpiece to add to my favorites !

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

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#9 posted 2097 days ago

Just beautiful.Love the color.My summer flowers would look great in that vase.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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Les Hastings

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#10 posted 2097 days ago

Great shape, Awesome color,,,,,,,Fantastic!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#11 posted 2097 days ago

The color is beautiful!! Nice work.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#12 posted 2097 days ago

WOW. I love the color. Awosome job!

-- christopheralan

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#13 posted 2097 days ago

Joe, that is amazing! Personally I try not to stain or dye wood, but man this is gorgeous!

I really like the design too.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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Dennis Zongker

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#14 posted 2097 days ago

Beautiful! Sweet color.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#15 posted 2097 days ago

Amazing and beautiful. Great job.

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