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Project by trifern posted 03-08-2009 04:42 AM 1753 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just playing with color on this oak, end grain, hollow form. It measures 4.75 inches by 3.5 inches. It was finished with aniline dye, spray lacquer, and tinted green wax. I am pleased with how the yellow ray flecks, orange/red and green all work together. All comments, especially 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 03-08-2009 05:06 AM

Neat piece, it reminds me of an acorn, the grain gives it some of that look, as it gives an elongated feeling to it and it’s oak. Maybe it’s just me, but a it’s a nice on Joe.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#2 posted 03-08-2009 05:15 AM

Looks great Joe. The color and the grain looks good.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#3 posted 03-08-2009 05:16 AM

Beautiful as usual Joe.

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#4 posted 03-08-2009 05:20 AM

very nice

-- Gary, Missouri

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#5 posted 03-08-2009 05:26 AM

Another gorgeous piece….thanks for sharing

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#6 posted 03-08-2009 05:29 AM

Beautiful Joe. Very cool how the curve of the piece in conjunction with the light “flecks” accross the grain give a circular effect.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#7 posted 03-08-2009 05:29 AM

I don’t know how you can expect anything but positive comments about your turnings, Joe. I mean, I’d like to help you out with some constructive criticism…. I just can’t come up with any. :-)

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

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#8 posted 03-08-2009 05:32 AM

I’m sorry Joe this project is terrible-terribly wonderfully good job once again.


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#9 posted 03-08-2009 06:21 AM

Your projects are always worth a good look. This one is no exception. Good job.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#10 posted 03-08-2009 06:27 AM

Yep, that’s another beauty.

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

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#11 posted 03-08-2009 08:03 AM

I love the multiple patterns. Really, quite a stunning piece.

Here’s a thought: On a different piece or sample of wood – What if you applied a dark coat such as black or midnight blue over the red to only allow a hint of the reds to show through, like that of a red and black carved lacquer vase?

-- "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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#12 posted 03-08-2009 03:27 PM

I like the shoulder on this one better than any of the other one’s I’ve seen you do. I think that the only think I would have done differently is to tuck the foot completely under so it appeared “full round”. By doing this, it would give the foot a shadow line and create a visual “lift”.

Also, love the care you’ve taken in aligning the grain to get the best out of the wood. Oak isn’t usually this exciting…

-- Steven

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#13 posted 03-08-2009 09:15 PM

Very nice always.
The tinting is something you have down to an art.

Wondering about the circular marks on the piece. Appears to be a lot of sanding marks, cross grain. Maybe you need a little more time spent on the finish sanding….. ?

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#14 posted 03-08-2009 09:17 PM

another jewel… someday you need to make a group photo of ALL turning on display in the same picture

how do you display them in your home ?

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

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#15 posted 03-08-2009 10:19 PM

Thanks for all the feedback.

Steven, thanks for the insightful suggestions.

Toyguy, the cross grain marks are actually the ray flecks in the oak. It is difficult to see in the photograph, but the ray flecks are yellow in comparison the the red/orange of the body. The piece was sanded to 600 grit. There are no visible sanding marks.

Dan, I am doing an art show in two weeks. I will try and get some group shots. The best pieces are displayed on my mantle and built in bookcase surrounding my fireplace.

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

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