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Project by trifern posted 05-22-2009 01:20 AM 2121 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vessel is turned from soft maple burl. It measures 6.5 inches tall and is 5 inches wide. It is finished with Waterlox and Briwax. All comments and 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 05-22-2009 01:39 AM

An other great one ,well done

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#2 posted 05-22-2009 01:41 AM

That looks like that was tough to do, wow, very impressive. Great looking piece.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 05-22-2009 01:56 AM


-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#4 posted 05-22-2009 01:57 AM

Trifern – great job with incorporating the open air space into your vessel shape. Voids and burls are not the easiest pieces to turn. The waterlox and briwax finish really makes the piece pop.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#5 posted 05-22-2009 01:59 AM

looks great … interesting shape and contrasts

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

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#6 posted 05-22-2009 02:16 AM

I have not commented on many of your last turnings, even though they were all very nice….This one is on another level IMO. Amazing chunk of wood and true artistry in the making of this vessel. Gallery material all the way !

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#7 posted 05-22-2009 02:24 AM

I still don’t know how you turn that without tearing that up. Amazing.

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#8 posted 05-22-2009 02:26 AM


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

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#9 posted 05-22-2009 03:35 AM

Nice piece, great use of the negative space.

-- Dale

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#10 posted 05-22-2009 03:44 AM

All the above!! Great piece Joe

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

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#11 posted 05-22-2009 03:54 AM

Joe, this is fantastic. Talk about character! I love the grain, the design and the voids. Nice finish too!

I just noticed in pictures 3 & 4 it looks like a face with two eyes and a mouth…very cool :)

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#12 posted 05-22-2009 05:52 AM

Joe, you must be running out of names for these turnings.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 05-22-2009 06:02 AM

Jose, I know I’ve told you numerous times that all your stuff is awesome, but this one I REALLY like. Envy doesn’t look nice on a person, but unfortunately, that’s what I’m wearing right now.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#14 posted 05-22-2009 06:30 AM

Joe great work
I just don’t know how a turning like this survives without blowing up when turned.

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#15 posted 05-22-2009 10:41 AM

i can’t believe no one’s said it yet! it’s a smileyyyy face =) ....hahah, superb turning Joe, this one looks pretty delicate to turn

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