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Project by trifern posted 12-05-2008 11:14 PM 1723 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form is turned from endgrain Tree of Heaven wood. It measures 9.5” x 3.5”. The rim was cut, carved and shaped. It was finished with black aniline dye, red aniline dye, yellow aniline dye, spray lacquer, liming wax tinted yellow, and Briwax. I was trying to achieve a cosmic look while highlighting the knot.

All feedback is welcome and appreciated.

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

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#1 posted 12-05-2008 11:22 PM

That’s knot your typical wood turning.<grin>

-- 温故知新

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#2 posted 12-05-2008 11:25 PM

it looks like the hole melted right through the vase. you are getting very creative with these dyes. Did you turn the top and then cut the leaf shapes later, or were these already there and jsut a part of the turning process. The question might not make sense. If not, no worries. Cool project.

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#3 posted 12-05-2008 11:27 PM

HokieMojo, it was turned with a large rim, cut, carved and shaped.

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

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#4 posted 12-05-2008 11:33 PM

A most interesting piece. Did you dye the inside?

-- Working at Woodworking

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#5 posted 12-05-2008 11:33 PM

Another fabulous turning. Your finishes are always so creative!

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#6 posted 12-05-2008 11:35 PM

Russel, the inside is dyed black only, no lacquer or wax.

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

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#7 posted 12-05-2008 11:38 PM

Very interesting. I like the graining, very unusual. I’d like to see the outer part darker to give it more mystery, less of a neon brightness, but that may be the camera’s flash altering your colors. I think with a little more black/brown to the dyes you’d create a lava effect. It looks hot from here! I like how you’re experimenting with the woods, shapes and colors.

-- "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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#8 posted 12-06-2008 12:20 AM

Very unusual & eye catching Joe. Great job.

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

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#9 posted 12-06-2008 12:21 AM

Well done, interesting design!

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

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#10 posted 12-06-2008 01:09 AM

In a galaxy far far away on a distant planet, there is a cosmic plant that exists only on the distant edges of our universe. Brought back to earth by an alien by the name of Trifern (Spocks brother inlaw) he has brought us this wondrous gift for earthlings to see. Beautiful in its form and color, only an alien of distinct caliber and bravery would dare such a challenge as the great Trifern, who seeks not glory, but only to satisfy his passion for the most unique and challenging of all quests. (Actually his alien wife Muffy, told him to go make something cool, or spend more time watching the kids, and help with the laundry) And so never one to shirk from a challenge, (he hates doing laundry) he set out on the task to bring forth COSMOKNOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Joe looks great!!!

-- Dan Wiggins

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#11 posted 12-06-2008 02:13 AM

Had to laugh at the name , Joe , and as far as commenting goes , let’s just say that this one is “unique” :)

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

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#12 posted 12-06-2008 02:24 AM

VERY COOL, I have never heard of this wood, Where is it from?

-- Jed,Ala,

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#13 posted 12-06-2008 02:56 AM

Looks very interesting. Kinda looks like a squid swimming downward.


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#14 posted 12-06-2008 03:21 AM

trifern, I envy you, I used to be sooo energetic and creative. Now, retired, I have a hard time to thhink of new things or get my Body in gear. Enjoy seeing you creations.
( retired in ‘97 and now finally it’s catching up with me)

-- Karl, Wyoming

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#15 posted 12-06-2008 03:48 AM

Joe, I don’t think I’m qualified to offer any constructive criticism…it’s just simply beautiful!

Thanks for posting for us.

-- Martin, Kansas

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