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Variation on a classic Ray Allen vessel

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Project by dvl posted 1965 days ago 2511 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 1965 days ago

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 1965 days ago

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

JC

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

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John Ormsby

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#3 posted 1965 days ago

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 1965 days ago

Incredible design and craftsmanship : ) Beautiful colors !

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

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peruturner

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#5 posted 1965 days ago

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 1965 days ago

Wow , this is magnificent work!

Thanks for an enjoyable experience and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

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John Gray

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#7 posted 1965 days ago

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

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mreza

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#8 posted 1965 days ago

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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TedM

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#9 posted 1965 days ago

Beautiful!

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toyguy

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#10 posted 1965 days ago

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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Les Hastings

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#11 posted 1965 days ago

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 1965 days ago

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

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Bob #2

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#13 posted 1965 days ago

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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trifern

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#14 posted 1965 days ago

Gorgeous segmented vessel. Thanks for sharing.

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

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Brent Livingwell

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#15 posted 1965 days ago

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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