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Variation on a classic Ray Allen vessel

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Project by dvl posted 04-12-2009 05:57 AM 2568 views 22 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been turning for about a year and have enjoyed the work of Ray Allen. My latest piece is patterned after one of Ray’s larger vases. This piece is comprise of 2646 pieces and is 19 1/2” in diameter by 15” high. The main body of the vase is curly maple and the accents are ebony, paduak, and holly. I had an extra feature element left over so I inserted it in the bottome of the vessel for a little extra detail.





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darryl

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#1 posted 04-12-2009 06:08 AM

WOW!
that’s dang impressive!
I’m going to have to look at this some more to really put to words what I’m seeing…

that inside shot is amazing. this piece is just incredible. I would love to see this piece in person…

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TheCaver

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#2 posted 04-12-2009 06:16 AM

Wow, what a stunning piece…..love the colors.

JC

-- Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -Carl Sagan

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#3 posted 04-12-2009 06:17 AM

That is one nice bowl. You seem to have a natural knack at turning and design. Congrats!!!

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#4 posted 04-12-2009 07:14 AM

Incredible design and craftsmanship : ) Beautiful colors !

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

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#5 posted 04-12-2009 07:37 AM

Fantastic I have nearly 30 years turning and could not make something like that wowwwwwwwwwww

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isetegija

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#6 posted 04-12-2009 08:01 AM

Wow , this is magnificent work!

Thanks for an enjoyable experience and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

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#7 posted 04-12-2009 08:04 AM

WOW too !!!!! It is beautiful !!!!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#8 posted 04-12-2009 08:26 AM

you are truly talented. Building a master-piece like this after only a year or two is beyond most of us.
You have done a fantastic job of the brick work, glue-up, turning, and finishing it. I am relatively new into turning and have done a few segmented pieces but nothing like this. I can appreciate the amount of work goes into a beautiful piece like this. Well done!!

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

Beautiful!

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#10 posted 04-12-2009 12:59 PM

As the other have said….. great job on this turning. Great choice of wood. Very nice laminations, and one of the best forms I have seen…...... And big TOO. :-)

I am also a big Ray Allen fan. ..I am also new to turning..(just a couple of months). I have not done any segmented stuff YET..but that is the driving force in my turning adventure. If I could manage a piece like this, I would be just ecstatic…...... “A tip of the Hat” to you sir.


-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#11 posted 04-12-2009 01:49 PM

Awesome work, this would make Ray very proud!

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

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Scott Bryan

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#12 posted 04-12-2009 02:15 PM

DVL, this is a stunning piece. It truly is a work of art.

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

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#13 posted 04-12-2009 02:17 PM

That’s an impressive vessel. I admire the talent.
What finish are you using?

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#14 posted 04-12-2009 03:05 PM

Gorgeous segmented vessel. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#15 posted 04-12-2009 03:20 PM

Strong Work. I have to ask…about how long did it take?

Keep making great work.

-- Things of the greatest worth are from the Earth. If you tell yourself that something is "close enough" it is not...do it again.

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