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Project by trifern posted 03-09-2009 05:33 AM 1820 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the next in my Hubble Telescope series. The two knots appear to be in orbit. The end grain hollow form measures 9.25 inches by 5 inches and is turned from White European Poplar. It is finished with aniline dyes and lacquer.

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 03-09-2009 05:43 AM

Simply stunning Joe. The combination of grain and colors are fantastic. Very appropriately named.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#2 posted 03-09-2009 05:44 AM

Someone is going to be very lucky to have this piece. Very beautiful indeed.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#3 posted 03-09-2009 06:13 AM

Awesome!!!!! This is what I’ve been waiting to see!! Beautiful color, great application of design in your colors.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 03-09-2009 08:21 AM

Like Galaxies and the Northern Lights in a wood vessel.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#5 posted 03-09-2009 11:09 AM

I really like what you are doing with colors on some of these. Very nice.

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

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#6 posted 03-09-2009 11:49 AM

The color on this one is amazing. I would have liked to see it before you finished it. AWESOME piece!!!

-- Jed,Ala,

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#7 posted 03-09-2009 12:03 PM


-- mwm! Before you criticise walk a mile in their shoes, and when you do criticise you will be a mile away and have their shoes!

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#8 posted 03-09-2009 01:51 PM

Very cool Joe. Love the colors. You can almost see the milky way. It draws you in. Makes you want to touch and rub your hand over it. Are they as smooth as the they look? Good luck again with the show.

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

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#9 posted 03-09-2009 02:11 PM

I have totally ran out of superlatives. Rest assured, Joe, that a response from me that just says “very nice” means much more than that.

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#10 posted 03-09-2009 02:18 PM

Out of this world!

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

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#11 posted 03-09-2009 06:30 PM

You just keep getting better !

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#12 posted 03-09-2009 08:30 PM

This is just incredible.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#13 posted 03-09-2009 09:14 PM

fantastic colors!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 03-09-2009 10:33 PM

Oooooooh! Ahhhhhh! This one is really wonderful! But then which ones aren’t? I’m really enjoying this series.

-- "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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#15 posted 03-13-2009 03:08 AM

Looks alive, reminds me of the auroa, just shows how nature stores light in what it helps create, all you have to do is remove the covering to expose the life.

-- “Duty is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less.” General Robert E. Lee, C.S.A.

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