In The Beginning

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Project by trifern posted 04-02-2009 03:06 AM 1579 views 3 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In the beginning…let there be light. This is a continuation of my latest series. This hollow form is turned from end grain maple and measures 5 inches tall by 5 inches wide. It is finished with aniline dye and wipe-on poly.

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 04-02-2009 03:14 AM

Joe, this is another wonderful piece. I really like the color and grain pattern on this one. I would tell you to keep on turnin’ but at this point I don’t think that you can stop. :) But keep it up anyway. I really enjoy seeing pieces like this.

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

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#2 posted 04-02-2009 03:20 AM

Beautiful, Joe!

I really like the more spherical shape, this one has. The gain pattern is stunning.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 04-02-2009 03:44 AM

That’s sizzzzzlin’ hot!!!!

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

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#4 posted 04-02-2009 03:46 AM

I truly admire all of your work. Simply stunning.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#5 posted 04-02-2009 03:50 AM

One of your best Joe, great work, beautiful grain and shape. Way to go!!!!!!

-- Dan Wiggins

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#6 posted 04-02-2009 04:01 AM

I agree, nice shape nice popping of the grain.

-- Dale

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#7 posted 04-02-2009 04:04 AM


This one actually made me exclaim out loud. Wonderful form and the color and grain are out of this world. You have the touch of a master.

-- "I am not young enough to know everything." JM Barrie

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#8 posted 04-02-2009 04:10 AM

You really hit the sweet spot on the form.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#9 posted 04-02-2009 04:14 AM

another awesome creation … ox blood red

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

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#10 posted 04-02-2009 04:27 AM

Joe, all your “creations” are…well…”heavenly”. Great wood/color combination on this one. It reminds me of “Swan”...perhaps with a little more red in it.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#11 posted 04-02-2009 04:27 AM

Beautiful! Your finishing technique is amazing!

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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#12 posted 04-02-2009 07:36 AM

The shape alone is superb. Add the wonderful grain and the vibrant finish, it’s absolutely superb!

-- "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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#13 posted 04-02-2009 02:32 PM

You sure know how to bring out the best in a hunk of wood.

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

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#14 posted 04-02-2009 02:55 PM

hey Joe
Another great turning. Wonderful Art.


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#15 posted 04-02-2009 04:05 PM

Hi Joe, how did the show go? This is a beautiful piece. I love the earth colors. Hope you did well if you don’t want to talk about the show, pm me.

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

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