Mr. Sun

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Project by trifern posted 04-20-2009 02:02 AM 2239 views 7 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form is turned from maple burl. It measures 7 inches tall by 4.5 inches wide. It is finished with aniline dyes and Waterlox. 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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#1 posted 04-20-2009 02:21 AM

Another great piece. It certainly has the turbulent look of the Sun with that incredible grain.

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#3 posted 04-20-2009 02:36 AM

incredible….i think the title really fits because you truly get lost in the grain that does look like a yellow burning sun!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 04-20-2009 02:48 AM

Sun spots, solar flares, bubbling plasma…this piece has it all. Limitless energy molded to fit the boundaries you set. Beautiful piece…I think the shape might have been different somehow? More rounded maybe? The grain and color are so fabulous it is difficult to tell for certain. Well done.

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

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#5 posted 04-20-2009 02:51 AM

Wow Joe this is breath taking . I love the colors , I used to believe one can’t improve on what nature has already done, but you sure changed my mind.

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#6 posted 04-20-2009 02:52 AM

your work has “grown”...great piece,,, as a finisher I like the use of dyes etc. which define your work…keep up the great work…sorry I didn’t get to stop and see you since I was in illinois quiet often to see my mother…passed away…BUT keep up the great work…your work with the finishes will define your work…marshall

-- marshall, murphy, north carolina

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#7 posted 04-20-2009 03:04 AM

This one needs to be on the cover of a book. Really nice.

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

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#8 posted 04-20-2009 03:14 AM

JOE!! The best ever!! My favorite for sure!! WOW!!!

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

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#9 posted 04-20-2009 03:18 AM

Another Awesome piece, nice burl!

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

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#10 posted 04-20-2009 03:47 AM

one could spend most of a day just staring at that piece.
it really is beautiful.

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#11 posted 04-20-2009 04:00 AM

Very nice color and the eyes in the burl sure made it pop well.

-- Dale

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#12 posted 04-20-2009 04:14 AM

Two different pieces front to back. Spectacular grain capture and I haven’t worked with the dyes… are they difficult to get a good look? I always imagined them to make the wood look muddied but certainly that hasn’t happened here. Very fine piece!!

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

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#13 posted 04-20-2009 04:29 AM

The most beautiful wood vase I think I’ve ever seen. The wood is incredible, and a beautiful shape. Well done Joe.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#14 posted 04-20-2009 04:42 AM

Another fantastic vase! Dang your skill is outstanding with that lathe of yours!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#15 posted 04-20-2009 04:52 AM

Joe, wow. The depth in the grain in this piece is obvious even in the pictures. I can only imagine how much it must jump out when viewing it directly. Your skill in choosing wood matches your turning skills.

Thanks for posting this. It it stunning.

-- Martin, Kansas

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