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Project by trifern posted 1927 days ago 1396 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow from is turned from end grain, fiddle back, spalted maple. It measures 8.25 inches tall by 3.75 inches wide. It is a continuation of the Hubble Series. It is finished with aniline dye and wipe-on poly.

All comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.

I updated my profile page if any one is interested.

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

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Les Hastings

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#1 posted 1927 days ago

Another Awesome project! You should be a turner ;o)

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

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Chris Cunanan

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#2 posted 1927 days ago

i think a blog or two on your dying process(es) has been long overdue….always love your work though, the layering is amazing!

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#3 posted 1927 days ago

Hi Joe…you just keep doing it…the contrast between the dye and the maple is outstanding. Great job.

I just read with interest your updated profile and noticed you have turning(s) at the Heartland Gallery in Urbana. My father passed away last month & I was in Champaign for the funeral. Had I known you had pieces in Urbana, I would have made it a point to take a look in person.

Keep up the great work…thanks for posting this.

-- Martin, Kansas

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Dan'um Style

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#4 posted 1927 days ago

beautiful posting … eye candy

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

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#5 posted 1927 days ago

When do you sleep!

Another great one.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 1927 days ago

What Gary said!

I don’t know if you’re married or not, but I was thinking you might have made this beauty a little slimmer than the last few because the wife threatened that if you turned one more of these things she was going to put it where the sun don’t shine. :-)

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

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#7 posted 1927 days ago

Really great looking piece, your finish is looking better.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#8 posted 1927 days ago

Very cool! It looks like ripples towards the Black Hole! I was watching a Science Channel show on galaxies and thought of your 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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#9 posted 1927 days ago

Just great again, out standing dye work and overall appeal

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 1927 days ago

WHOA Joe you look a little different. Did you get a hair cut or something? LOL Nice project as usual.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#11 posted 1927 days ago

You win…as usual.

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#12 posted 1927 days ago

Your work is one of the reasons I like LumberJocks. I would have never thought to dye spalted maple figuring you’d lose the spalting effect. Obviously, I was wrong. A great piece and an education to boot.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#13 posted 1926 days ago

I think by putting the major diameter at the midpoint of the vessel, it lost some of the impact that it could have had. If you had moved it lower in the vessel, you would have gotten an entirely different look than if you had moved it upward in the vessel. I’m guessing that lower would have worked better with the dark coloring to make the vessel appear more “solid.” You can visualize it by covering the bottom of the vessel on the monitor with your hand… I think it improved the overall form when I did it.

Tall and thin is very hard to get perfect.

-- Steven

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#14 posted 1926 days ago

Thanks for all the feedback, I appreciate them all.

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

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#15 posted 1926 days ago

This one is nice , but You certainly have better ones , Joe .
The shape reminds me of an unopened PineCone . Almost looks a little too top heavy for its length.. JMHO

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

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