LumberJocks

Antigua

  • Advertise with us
Project by trifern posted 2048 days ago 1350 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife absolutely fell in love with this piece. When I told her I named it “Antigua”, she informed me I had better not sell this one. I am pleased with the coloration; it brings back fond memories of the Caribbean waters of Antigua where we honeymooned. The hollow form vase is turned from end grain, fiddle back ash. It measures 6.75 inches by 4 inches. It is finished with aniline dyes; including dark blue, black, peacock blue, and red. It was sprayed with lacquer and rubbed with black tinted wax.

All comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.

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





23 comments so far

View Douglas Bordner's profile

Douglas Bordner

3963 posts in 2696 days


#1 posted 2048 days ago

Shazaam!

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

View Dennis Zongker's profile

Dennis Zongker

2419 posts in 2225 days


#2 posted 2048 days ago

Beautiful Woodgrain! Another great looking piece.

-- Dennis Zongker

View jeffthewoodwacker's profile

jeffthewoodwacker

603 posts in 2437 days


#3 posted 2048 days ago

Wow – very nice end is not that easy to turn. I like the color effects with the wood grain.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

View mtnwild's profile

mtnwild

3474 posts in 2160 days


#4 posted 2048 days ago

Your wife is right, that’s a keeper. Love the stains. The wood still speaks. Wow!

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

View woodworm's profile

woodworm

14125 posts in 2223 days


#5 posted 2048 days ago

Beautiful, as always your work is.
Keep it, so you may keep all, the vase, sweet memories and your wife.
Great work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

View Grumpy's profile

Grumpy

19393 posts in 2484 days


#6 posted 2048 days ago

I can understand your wife’s preference Joe. Great piece.

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

View savannah505's profile

savannah505

1696 posts in 2219 days


#7 posted 2048 days ago

I’m in agreement with your wife also, what a piece!!!!!!!! I’d be keeping this myself. Great job Joe.

-- Dan Wiggins

View SteveKorz's profile

SteveKorz

2131 posts in 2347 days


#8 posted 2048 days ago

Very nice, Joe!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

View Woodhacker's profile

Woodhacker

1139 posts in 2356 days


#9 posted 2048 days ago

Wow, outstanding Joe! Love the colors.

Great pictures too…thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

View TomK 's profile

TomK

504 posts in 2507 days


#10 posted 2048 days ago

Very unique, Trifern. Your work makes me want to get into turning too!

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

View BarryW's profile

BarryW

1015 posts in 2539 days


#11 posted 2048 days ago

Wow…simply wow…great color…what a precious thing to make.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

View definn's profile

definn

30 posts in 2149 days


#12 posted 2048 days ago

I give up, Buddy, you produce ‘em faster than I can view them.

-- Karl, Wyoming

View Dusty56's profile

Dusty56

11644 posts in 2321 days


#13 posted 2048 days ago

You’ve got a great eye for this , Joe…There’s no end to the possibilities of shapes and colors with your skill level . I wish I had the time to practice this craft and get at least half as good as you are : )

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

View LesB's profile

LesB

1063 posts in 2076 days


#14 posted 2047 days ago

Nice!
Now you have added exotic to your skills.

-- Les B, Oregon

View Lee A. Jesberger's profile

Lee A. Jesberger

6647 posts in 2612 days


#15 posted 2047 days ago

Hi Joe;

Outstanding piece!

I’m on the list with those who wouldn’t sell it.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

showing 1 through 15 of 23 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase