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Project by trifern posted 12-14-2008 01:33 AM 1289 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vase is turned from end grain Tree of Heaven wood. It measures 9” tall and 3.5” wide. It is finished with black aniline dye, blue aniline dye, spray lacquer, liming wax tinted yellow, and Briwax.

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 12-14-2008 01:36 AM

stunning grain lovely piece


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#2 posted 12-14-2008 02:49 AM

Gorgeous, Joe!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 12-14-2008 04:13 AM

It’s wonderful. I hope I get my hollowing tool for Christmas.

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#5 posted 12-14-2008 06:04 AM

Beautiful color! Nice turning too.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#6 posted 12-14-2008 06:32 AM

Very nice Joe! I like the way the grain shows up lighter and contrasts with the rest. Almost looks like a photo negative of what one expects to see in wood.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#7 posted 12-14-2008 08:30 AM

Beautiful piece! The shape enhances the grain pattern very well. Your color and finish techniques work well too. This reminds me of an ancient Greek pottery.

-- "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 12-14-2008 01:45 PM

Very nice Joe, do you have an outlet for selling your turnings? Or is that a MYOB question? You’ve become quite productive and it’s quality art.

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

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#9 posted 12-14-2008 05:09 PM

Joe, you are really branching out in your turnings. This is nice piece. The finishing routine that you used on this accentuates the grain and gives the vase a wonderful look.

Another fine job.

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

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#10 posted 12-14-2008 05:12 PM

Very nice job.I really like the grain and the way you finished it.

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

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#11 posted 12-14-2008 06:22 PM

I do love your work !

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#12 posted 12-14-2008 08:18 PM

This is a great piece! I’d like this in my house.
Great job Joe

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#13 posted 12-14-2008 11:41 PM

I like it!

-- on Wednesday's I go shopping, and have buttered scones for tea...

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#14 posted 12-15-2008 12:21 AM

Mike, I have been selling a few pieces. This piece was actually a commissioned piece.

Thanks for all the kind remarks. I appreciate them all.

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

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#15 posted 12-15-2008 02:25 AM

What a gorgeous vase Trifern … simply gorgeous.

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