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Project by trifern posted 04-05-2009 03:24 AM 1854 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form measures 6.5 inches tall by 5 inches wide. It was turned from a branch given to me by a friend. I believe the wood is persimmon. I like the way the sap wood wraps around like a security blanket. It is finished with 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 04-05-2009 03:33 AM

Joe,what are you doing? It seems you are turning them out like wildfire…........LOL Another beauty. I love all the grain and knots in this one. Great job. Keep on turning…............................

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#2 posted 04-05-2009 04:10 AM

Beautiful work. Choosing an interesting grain pattern makes all the difference, doesn’t it?

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#3 posted 04-05-2009 04:10 AM

Nice piece, how long did you wait to turn this branch? Or did you turn it green then wait for it to dry out before finishing it?

-- Vince

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#4 posted 04-05-2009 04:14 AM

Beautiful piece …I’m happy that you left it Natural : ) The “white” part of your piece looks just like Ash , but I’ve never seen Ash with the heavy brown before .I haven’t ever seen Persimmon to know if it is or not . You sure have perfected the neck openings in all of your pieces , Joe . Very graceful curves .

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 04-05-2009 04:28 AM

Beautiful Joe, Love that grain. Dusty is right you really know how to make the mouth look curvy and nice.

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

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#6 posted 04-05-2009 05:02 AM

The grain of this one is really quite unique. It looks like a challenge with all of those voids. Beautifully executed.

I wish I could turn out my canes this fast! Keep up the good work.

-- "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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#7 posted 04-05-2009 05:24 AM

I love it just like all the others. Don’t have a favorite, because when I think I do, I look at another one. LOL…BUT, I don’t know, could it be sanded more? Seems it could shine a bit more. Or that Renaissance wax is really good. Have you looked into that wax. It’s museum quality. I know others here use it also. Beautiful piece really, love the wood. Doesn’t need to glow like glass, I know it’s all relative, maybe that’s what you totally wanted, a more semi gloss look, to each his own, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it’s not what you see, yada, yada, Am I rambling again, stop me anytime. How’s that for a comment? It’s totally beautiful man. I get so nervous if I say stuff like this. Just a thought, oh god, I’ll stop, now…........

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

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#8 posted 04-05-2009 05:26 AM

It’s getting hard to come up with new words, it’s always a great looking piece, this is no exception, great job.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#9 posted 04-05-2009 05:47 AM

Persimmon was used extensively in golf clubs at one time. That is some really cool grain. Another great looking piece Joe…thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#10 posted 04-05-2009 01:55 PM

Very nice Joe, as usual. The wood is apple.

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#11 posted 04-05-2009 02:01 PM


The wood is definately not Persimmon. Persimmon has very fine grain and spalts at the drop of a hat. I gave you a piece that was black from spalting. This piece appears to be Ash. You are a turning machine. I hope you bring this one to the next club meeting.


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#12 posted 04-05-2009 05:58 PM

Looks great you must be on the turning a day plan.

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#13 posted 04-06-2009 02:56 AM

Another great job. When I first looked at it I thought ‘lava flow’.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#14 posted 04-06-2009 04:03 AM

Thanks for all the kind remarks. I think you are right about it being ash, Terry. I know you gave me some persimmon also. One of these days I will find it. Jack, I prefer a gloss on my color pieces. However, I like a less glossy look on most of the natural pieces. Thanks for the recommendation on the renaissance wax. I use Briwax but I’ll have to give the other a try.

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

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#15 posted 04-06-2009 04:40 AM

Great colour & contrast Joe

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

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