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Project by trifern posted 01-19-2009 03:39 AM 1393 views 2 times 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.





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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 01-19-2009 03:41 AM

Shazaam!

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

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Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 01-19-2009 03:43 AM

Beautiful Woodgrain! Another great looking piece.

-- Dennis Zongker

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jeffthewoodwacker

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#3 posted 01-19-2009 03:47 AM

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.

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mtnwild

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#4 posted 01-19-2009 03:48 AM

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.

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woodworm

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#5 posted 01-19-2009 04:17 AM

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.

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Grumpy

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#6 posted 01-19-2009 04:53 AM

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

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

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savannah505

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#7 posted 01-19-2009 04:57 AM

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

-- Dan Wiggins

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SteveKorz

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#8 posted 01-19-2009 04:57 AM

Very nice, Joe!

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

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Woodhacker

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#9 posted 01-19-2009 05:14 AM

Wow, outstanding Joe! Love the colors.

Great pictures too…thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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TomK

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#10 posted 01-19-2009 05:25 AM

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

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BarryW

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#11 posted 01-19-2009 05:39 AM

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

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

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definn

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#12 posted 01-19-2009 05:40 AM

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

-- Karl, Wyoming

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Dusty56

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#13 posted 01-19-2009 06:16 AM

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!

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LesB

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#14 posted 01-19-2009 09:20 AM

Nice!
Now you have added exotic to your skills.

-- Les B, Oregon

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 01-19-2009 03:44 PM

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

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