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Project by trifern posted 01-24-2009 06:55 PM 1744 views 4 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vase is turned from end grain, fiddle back, ambrosia maple. It measures 4.5 inches by 8.5 inches. It is finished with aniline dyes and spray lacquer. 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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#1 posted 01-24-2009 06:57 PM

This is my favorite so far, and I love blue, so maybe thats why I’m leaning that way. What a beautiful grain and finish you’ve got going here. This reminds me of an elongated earth scene. Way to go Joe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Dan Wiggins

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#2 posted 01-24-2009 07:04 PM

Beautiful! Very interesting markings, they look like continents on an elongated globe.

-- "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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#3 posted 01-24-2009 07:15 PM

Very impressive.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#4 posted 01-24-2009 07:27 PM

Your colors really impress me.

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#5 posted 01-24-2009 07:44 PM

I have been watching your work on these Joe. I think you should consider marketing your turnings. Start out small with some local gift or concession stores. Your turnings are excellent and you might find that you could make a living at it in a few years if you start putting your stuff out there for the public to see. Beautiful work man.

-- 3rd generation craftsman ~

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#6 posted 01-24-2009 07:49 PM

the way the color looks in every picture makes me wanna say this is your best piece yet, but I know it will only get better. It seems like you’ve pretty much mastered these forms and their finish, would love to see some other styles/shapes….i love all your carved bowls too, can’t wait too try that out

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#7 posted 01-24-2009 07:55 PM

Beautiful!!! Looks almost like glass. Great job joe.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 01-24-2009 07:58 PM

I’m looking at it and saying “Didn’t I see that the other day?” And then I looked at all your projects…okay similar colors…different vase…and again…wow…you really do some fine turning.

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

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#9 posted 01-24-2009 08:13 PM

When I saw it I said WOW! I love the color

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#10 posted 01-24-2009 08:16 PM

Joe, this is another beautiful piece. The wood grain is simply gorgeous.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#11 posted 01-24-2009 08:23 PM

Another beauty Joe.

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#12 posted 01-24-2009 08:26 PM

Spectacular wood, and the color you gave it is perfect. It reminds me of turquoise.

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

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#13 posted 01-24-2009 08:28 PM

Wow!! I hope you have a market for all this wonderful stuff.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#14 posted 01-24-2009 09:39 PM

Joe, this piece is Museum quality. Most impressive.
Doug in AZ.

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#15 posted 01-24-2009 10:01 PM

I really like this one Joe This one should take the gold metal
Job Well done!

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

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