Black Friday

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Project by trifern posted 11-28-2008 06:32 PM 1396 views 1 time favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form is turned from River Birch. The grain pattern reminds me of silhouettes of the mind numbed robot masses fighting for a bargain during Black Friday. It measures 9” tall by 4” wide and is finished with Seal-A-Cell and spray lacquer. 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 11-28-2008 06:34 PM

Man you make those fast! Looks great. Do you put a finish on the inside? If so, how do you do it?

-- christopheralan

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#2 posted 11-28-2008 06:38 PM

You are simply out of my league! Awesome!!!

-- Got Wood?

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#3 posted 11-28-2008 06:38 PM

Lovely vase! I like this shape very much. You could round the lip a bit to follow the flow of your curves.

Have you tried using Masir Birch? I was eyeing some but it’s too soft to use for my handles. The graining in the Masir Birch is superb on the cross section and would make a beautiful turned object.

-- "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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#4 posted 11-28-2008 06:40 PM

that is a pretty cool looking grain on there.
I like the shape, it looks well balanced.

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#5 posted 11-28-2008 06:45 PM

Great job as usual , it looks spectacular !!! .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#6 posted 11-28-2008 06:54 PM

I love it. I put a hollowing tool on my Christmas list—mostly because of your stuff.

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#7 posted 11-28-2008 07:33 PM

Very nice Joe…this looks great. Looks like you’ve taken some of the comments of other LJ…(the narrower neck and top). That looks even more difficult, and either way…this is a fantastic turning. Great choice of wood too.

(My goal is to never go anywhere near a store on Black Friday…instead, I can’t think of a better way to spend the day than something related to woodworking.)

Thanks for sharing it with us.

Bentlyj, I believe Seal-A-Cell is a General Finishes sanding sealer product.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#8 posted 11-28-2008 07:34 PM

Reminds you of the “mind numbed robot masses”, huh? You sure you haven’t been smoking more than Camels? :-)

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

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#9 posted 11-28-2008 10:07 PM

Great work lookin good

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#10 posted 11-28-2008 10:48 PM

As usual, another great looking piece. Love the grain in that.


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#11 posted 11-29-2008 12:07 AM

Nice, love the shape, wood pattern and warm tone.

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

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#12 posted 11-29-2008 12:59 AM

Thats a wow Joe, great piece.

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

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#13 posted 11-29-2008 01:03 AM

That grain is great, though I might call them ghosts rather than zombies. Nice work.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#14 posted 11-29-2008 01:24 AM

Sweet Joe, love the shape and grain. The minds of all those shoppers is a lot duller than your piece.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#15 posted 11-29-2008 02:10 AM


-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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