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Project by trifern posted 04-15-2009 01:00 AM 1788 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form is turned from end grain ash. It measures 6.25 inches tall by 7 inches wide. It is finished with wipe-on poly, aniline dyes and yellow tinted wax.

All comments, especially critiques, are welcomed and appreciated.

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





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mmh

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#1 posted 04-15-2009 01:22 AM

WOW! It really does look like Mars! You have out done yourself, again!

How durable is this finish? Could it be handled without removing the coloration?

-- "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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savannah505

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#2 posted 04-15-2009 01:22 AM

Joe I love this piece, the shape and color are beautiful and the grain lines are like another world. Well done, one of your best.

-- Dan Wiggins

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Spoontaneous

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#3 posted 04-15-2009 01:31 AM

Outstanding use of color on this piece. Really! Sum is greater than the parts. Everything works!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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cabinetmaster

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#4 posted 04-15-2009 01:47 AM

WOW…... WOW…....Wow…............... absolutely hit the nail on the head. Appropriately named. What more can be said. Joe you are a master at turning and each and everyone gets better.

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

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matt garcia

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#5 posted 04-15-2009 01:49 AM

COSMIC!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Loucarb

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#6 posted 04-15-2009 01:56 AM

Out of this world. Ditto on the WOW.

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Roper

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#7 posted 04-15-2009 02:14 AM

another great piece, your eye for lines and curves is good. how thin do you turn your walls? as all ways the name fits the piece like it was ment to be.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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darryl

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#8 posted 04-15-2009 02:24 AM

that’s pretty cool trifern!
I like the small footprint that gives it a floating feel.

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bigwoodturner

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#9 posted 04-15-2009 02:36 AM

This is the best form and use of lines I have seen in your postings. Great use of color in this piece and the foot fits well in this form.

-- Dale

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Napaman

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#10 posted 04-15-2009 02:51 AM

i know i say the same thing everytime…but really—-this is WOW…true art…very cool!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 04-15-2009 03:15 AM

So Cool looks great

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Woodhacker

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#12 posted 04-15-2009 04:01 AM

Joe, that’ll make any Martian proud. Seriously, it’s amazing…you keep coming up with them…beautiful job.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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Dusty56

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#13 posted 04-15-2009 04:12 AM

YET ANOTHER GREAT PROJECT : )

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

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trifern

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#14 posted 04-15-2009 04:13 AM

mmh, the aniline dyes are sealed with several coats of wipe-on poly. The wax is briwax tinted with yellow Mixol. The wax is applied liberally all over and then buffed with 0000 steel wool leaving the wax only in the grain pores.

Roper, this piece’s wall are thicker than I typically turn hollow forms. They vary from 1/4” at the bottom to 1/8” at the top.

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

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CharlieM1958

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#15 posted 04-15-2009 05:04 AM

Zoweee!!! (I don’t think that’s a word, but it seems to fit.)

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

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