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Project by trifern posted 05-29-2009 02:41 PM 2921 views 13 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vessel is 5.5 inches tall and is 5.25 inches wide. It is turned from end grain, fiddle back maple. It is finished with aniline dyes and wipe-on poly.

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 05-29-2009 02:57 PM

All of your vessels are beautiful pieces, but I am especially taken with the ones that have been colored with aniline dye. Do you have a certain technique for application as it seems you are getting a color spectrum that I am not.

-- Craig, North Carolina

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#3 posted 05-29-2009 03:27 PM

Kindof reminds me of some marbles I’ve seen, the way the color and ripples play across it. Well done Joe, another beauty.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 05-29-2009 03:30 PM

That is absolutely Stunning.

Great work.

-- Hope Never fails

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#5 posted 05-29-2009 03:39 PM

Wow that is a beautiful piece of wood

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

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#6 posted 05-29-2009 03:50 PM

This one is spectacular! WOW double WOW!

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

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#7 posted 05-29-2009 03:52 PM

really beautiful work ,
very mystical .
great finishes !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 05-29-2009 03:58 PM

Your vessel’s are a good example of why we work with wood. When done well its beauty is remarkable. Well done.

-- Bill G - West Springfield, MA

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#9 posted 05-29-2009 04:03 PM

Gorgeous. I’ve had my lathe for almost 2 years now and haven’t tried hollow forms yet. This is great motivation for me to delve into it.

This is a spectacular piece. Would you care to let us know what tools you used to turn this?

-- Matt - My Websites - - Hand Tools :: - Small Shops

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#10 posted 05-29-2009 04:23 PM

Oooooooh! Another beauty! The colors are extraordinary, so vivid! It looks like molten lava.

I can see a problem concerning the display of your work. It would be difficult to decide which side to put on view, so therefore you would need to put each piece on a turntable so you could view ALL sides! I see a need for a display shelf with inserted turntables so they don’t distract the viewing of the object. Maybe one of our master craftsmen can help you out here . . .

-- "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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#11 posted 05-29-2009 05:06 PM

I too am really taken with your work with aniline dye and would love to know the details on the technique you use to achieve such masterful results.

Beautiful stuff 4 sure.

-- JMP

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#12 posted 05-29-2009 05:29 PM

Hey Joe
Your the rock star of turning wow outstanding and beautiful

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#13 posted 05-29-2009 05:48 PM

Beauty Joe. I like the almost round design.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#14 posted 05-29-2009 06:00 PM

yes, I’d love to learn something from you if you could take the time to write out the dye and finish process for this piece, and I think others would profit from it as well.

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." -

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#15 posted 05-29-2009 06:38 PM


That shape is great, of course the color is awesome. Amazing….........

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

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