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Project by trifern posted 01-06-2009 05:43 AM 3081 views 5 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vase is turned from end grain yew root. It measures 8.5” tall and is 4.5” wide and is finished with Waterlox, spray lacquer, and Briwax. It was a bit of a challenge with all the different knots, grain directions, grain hardness, and voids.

All comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.

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





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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 01-06-2009 05:56 AM

Pretty fantastic, that!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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lew

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#2 posted 01-06-2009 06:04 AM

Looks like the swirling storms of Saturn or Venus!

Beautiful!!!!!!

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

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Woodhacker

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#3 posted 01-06-2009 06:06 AM

Joe, another truly fantastic turning. I love that grain…wow. This has so much character too with the knots and voids. Great job!

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#4 posted 01-06-2009 06:10 AM

It’s full of holes! Won’t hold a thing. The parts that are there look good though. Now people can see the inside better.

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

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mmh

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#5 posted 01-06-2009 06:49 AM

Au contraire. It holds many Yew-tiful thoughts and ideas. Another yew-nique challenge. Bravo!

Ahhh. And I see that yew have been a round.

-- "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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savannah505

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#6 posted 01-06-2009 07:18 AM

Wow that looks like one tough piece to have turned. Very nice job, surprised it didn’t blow up during turning.

-- Dan Wiggins

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 01-06-2009 07:43 AM

Stop me before I tear out the landscaping to get at those yew roots! Fantastic, Joe.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Dan'um Style

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#8 posted 01-06-2009 08:05 AM

hope you had fun making this one … it looks like fun to me

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#9 posted 01-06-2009 08:11 AM

Looks like you had you’re hands full. Great job, it’s beautiful.

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#10 posted 01-06-2009 10:03 AM

Do you ever sell these Joe? I’d be interested for future gifts for sure as i don’t possess the tools or skill level to produce this caliber of outcome…by now I’m sure you have enough to fill an entire room! what an amazing piece, can’t imagine how tough that must have been with all those voids too

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#11 posted 01-06-2009 02:52 PM

Yew da man!

IMNSHO, Your body of work on LumberJocks is one of the best.

-- 温故知新

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#12 posted 01-06-2009 03:11 PM

Tough turn huh bud, very pretty, do you think you could give us a look see at that hollowing tool you use. You’ve told me the name and I can’t remember, Trent something.

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

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jockmike2

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#13 posted 01-06-2009 03:14 PM

Tough turn huh bud, very pretty, do you think you could give us a look see at that hollowing tool you use. You’ve told me the name and I can’t remember, Trent something. Your pieces scream TOUCH ME! Is the bottom burned in, your signature and date.

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

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#14 posted 01-06-2009 04:02 PM

Man, that wood is spectacular.

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

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#15 posted 01-06-2009 04:07 PM

Wow, Joe, that is gorgeous. You did a really good job of bringing out the beauty that Nature created. I really like the grain and coloration of this piece.

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

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