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Project by trifern posted 03-17-2009 11:33 PM 1338 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another Hubble Telescope inspired piece. This hollow form is turned from end grain maple. It measures 7 inches by 4.5 inches and is finished with aniline dyes and lacquer. All comments are welcomed.

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

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scott shangraw

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#1 posted 03-17-2009 11:36 PM

There is a lot of great depth to this piece!!!How thin do you turn your walls on these vessels ?

-- Scott NM,

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#2 posted 03-18-2009 12:02 AM

Another masterpiece Joe.

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

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#3 posted 03-18-2009 12:05 AM

Awesome, beautiful texture!

-- 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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#4 posted 03-18-2009 12:12 AM

Very nice :)

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#5 posted 03-18-2009 12:14 AM

That’s a beauty!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#6 posted 03-18-2009 12:19 AM

Another beauty Joe.

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

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#7 posted 03-18-2009 01:43 AM

Another sweet one Joe. I really like this series in your turnings.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#8 posted 03-18-2009 02:17 AM

A great addition to the collection.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#9 posted 03-18-2009 03:12 AM

Beautiful Joe. You have become a master at this form.

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

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#10 posted 03-18-2009 04:28 AM

Thanks everyone.

Scott, I typically turn to about .25 inches. It depends on the form, size and wood. Some of the highly figured wood has some pretty wild and stubborn grain.

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

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