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...couldn’t resist creating, naming, and posting this one.
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#1 posted 12-03-2008 02:35 AM
I like it… whats the story behind the red notch?
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#2 posted 12-03-2008 03:27 AM
Beautiful!You purposely made the notch either to hide or to reveal something, I guess.
-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.
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#3 posted 12-03-2008 04:25 AM
Looks great, but we really need the story behind the name.
-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none
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#4 posted 12-03-2008 04:48 AM
OK Joe this is another fine turning (as always), but I have to admit I can only guess at the name…and I’m going to go out “on a limb” (pun intended) and show my ignorance…
Is this a fighting gobbler that lost the fight … by losing it’s head?...
That’s all I can come up with.
-- Martin, Kansas
#5 posted 12-03-2008 04:53 AM
The story behind the name as narrated by Woodhacker sounds very interesting.Is it true Trifern?
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#6 posted 12-03-2008 05:03 AM
I’ll be interested to hear this as well. The colors look right though!
#7 posted 12-03-2008 05:41 AM
Hokie… a made up word from 1896 coined by O. M. Stull from Virginia Tech. It was made up as an attention grabber. Virginia Tech later adopted HokieGobblers as their team mascot. Legend has it that students gobbled their food without looking at their plates in hast.
So why name this piece Hokie? Is it simply a means of grabbing attention? Is it because I turn pieces and post them in hast without looking. Is it really woodworking…or art…or made up? Or, is it another cock, in a fight that simply lost his head without knowing what he was fighting for?
I will let those bloggers more skilled than I detirmine the “why”.
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#8 posted 12-03-2008 07:14 AM
Another nice piece trifern….
-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein
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#9 posted 12-03-2008 07:41 AM
The wood & shape are really intersting. The piece doesn’t really need the coloration but I can appreciate the experimental concept. Whimsical colors. I’d like to see more watercolor like application, let the colors bleed into each other.
-- "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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#10 posted 12-03-2008 03:46 PM
Yes it is.
-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -
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#11 posted 12-03-2008 06:27 PM
Whenever I hear the word Hokie , it reminds me of a cartoon character from the “60s…Hokie Wolfe…thanks for the flashbacks , Joe : )
-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!
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#12 posted 12-03-2008 11:54 PM
-- Wade, Nashville, www.mcgconstructs.com
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#13 posted 12-04-2008 01:12 AM
Another great turning.Whats the wood?
-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com
#14 posted 12-04-2008 02:04 AM
Thanks everyone. Scott, the wood is hard maple. It is difficult to see from the photos, but there is a knot that runs through the vessel. I was surprised it did not crack. It did warp into an interesting form though.
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#15 posted 12-05-2008 02:27 AM
My wife says thats a beauty Joe & I agree.
-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python
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