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Project by trifern posted 03-25-2009 04:20 AM 1704 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This maple hollow form measures 6.75 inches by 4.25 inches. It is finished with aniline dyes and wipe-on poly. All comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.

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#1 posted 03-25-2009 04:34 AM

another beauty .. great form, finish and shape

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#2 posted 03-25-2009 04:41 AM

Wow, look at that tiny footprint! Nicely done. How was the show?

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#3 posted 03-25-2009 04:55 AM

Joe, this is another beautiful piece.

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#4 posted 03-25-2009 05:00 AM

Beautiful form and balance…if we could see the shadows I would guess that this one would cast an identical shadow no matter which side you viewed it from. The finish helps to create depth and bring out the motion in the grain of the wood. Oh, to reach out and touch it.

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#5 posted 03-25-2009 05:09 AM

Great looking piece Joe, soft color, very pleasing

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#6 posted 03-25-2009 05:16 AM


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#7 posted 03-25-2009 06:13 AM

HA!! No, never mind, that one’s beautiful too.

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#8 posted 03-25-2009 12:29 PM

Nice piece!
Really great color also.

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#9 posted 03-25-2009 03:58 PM

Great color and texture.

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#10 posted 03-25-2009 05:32 PM

Another fine example of your master turning skills . wonderful finish.


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#11 posted 03-26-2009 07:17 PM

First – let me say that your work never ceases to cause an “awe!” when I see it. Great stuff.

The way the top of the vessel is “raised” to reveal the curb for the opening and then it’s shoulders gently flow over the side at just the right slope – very nice. And the way the dye “popped” the awesome figure of this piece of wood is just great.
Now – that being said, the form could look “lighter” in weight. I like the way you have turned it under at the base to have a shadow reveal for the “foot” and this does give the piece some lightness in its perceived weight. But, especially with the richness of the dark dye (which I love the color and effect) the piece upon continued study starts to look fat or heavy starting at about the half way mark and down to the bottom. I wonder what its visual appeal would be if the base tapered just a little bit more (leaving the top third as is but the bottom 2/3rd’s “skinnier”) before it swooped in to create the foot.
Of course, this is the type of self critique all turners go through when making a vessel, the “I wonder if I made it just a little bit more tapered?” questioning we all go through starting the moment its time to start thinking about taking it off the lathe.

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