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Project by trifern posted 06-04-2009 12:19 AM 1778 views 3 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vessel is turned from a sweet piece of end grain maple. It measures approximately 6 inches tall by 5.25 inches wide. It was finished with 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 06-04-2009 12:28 AM

Another gorgeous piece Trifern. I can only wonder where you get your wood. I haven’t seen one of your turnings yet that I wouldn’t love to have, and I’m a turner myself.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 06-04-2009 12:40 AM

That has some incredible coloring & grain pattern. Another great piece.

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#3 posted 06-04-2009 12:43 AM

Amazing Joe, again, the photography is most excellent.

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

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#4 posted 06-04-2009 12:56 AM

WOW you do get some amazing wood Joe. That looks great.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#5 posted 06-04-2009 01:24 AM

Joe, I think your pieces are getting horrible and you should be ashamed that you even have them. So, having said that, feel free to give me all the ones you are ashamed of and send them to….....................
LOL, very nice. Keep them coming.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#6 posted 06-04-2009 01:37 AM

How sweet it is! (Some of you might remember Jackie Gleason).

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#7 posted 06-04-2009 01:59 AM

Maple, would not have known. Fantastic wood, great shape and finish. Looks great in the gallery. Super stuff.

When are all the articles on you coming out?

Not yet?


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

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#8 posted 06-04-2009 02:15 AM

sweet !

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

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#9 posted 06-04-2009 02:21 AM


-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#10 posted 06-05-2009 12:33 AM

OK knock it off. Nobody does work this good all the time!!! Your buying these, right???

Just kidding, another amazing piece. You have inspired me into wood turning. Thanks for the wonderful and beautiful work. Always amazing. I look forward to your next turning.

-- You're Born, You Die... The rest is up to you! NO FEAR

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#11 posted 06-05-2009 01:15 AM

Another great piece. I’m always amazed at how you can get such a clean surface with a wipe on finish.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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#12 posted 06-05-2009 03:24 AM

How about a little lesson on how you do your photog. I’d really like to know for one. It really adds class to the piece. Thanks m

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

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#13 posted 06-05-2009 05:52 AM

Thanks for all the feedback. I appreciate them all.

Mike, I use a home made photo box to shoot my pieces in. The frame is constructed of PVC pipe. The two sides and top are white foam core. The back and bottom is a window shade. I use a 500 watt shop light on the right side, pointed straight up for lighting. I use a piece of foam core angled on the right and left to bounce light in the shadows. It works fairly well and cost less than $30 to make. I set my camera exposure for tungsten light and set the ASP to either 50 or 100. The photos are then imported to photobucket and auto corrected and cropped if necessary.


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

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#14 posted 06-05-2009 11:56 PM

Oh, that is to have the veneer:)!!

wood in your hands was the life!


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