Kicked Ash

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Project by trifern posted 06-08-2009 03:15 AM 2045 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vessel is turned from a hunk of dry ash. The sure size of this piece, along with it being dry ash, gave me an extreme work out. It kicked my ash… It measures approximately 8.25 inches tall by 7 inches wide. It is finished with aniline dyes, tinted wax, and wipe-on poly.

I have had a lot of requests for a “how to” blog on my dyeing techniques. I promise I will do a blog this summer. I have also received a lot of comments about why all my forms are basically the same and where I put all of them. I am currently enjoying this series of hollow forms. I do plan on going in a slightly different direction soon. However, I am currently selling these pieces as fast as I can make them. So… I am putting them across the US and abroad into the hands of collectors of wood art.

All comments and critiques are always welcomed and appreciated. That’s how I learn to improve.

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

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#1 posted 06-08-2009 03:19 AM

hey Joe , another beauty

I noticed in your profile you sell thru galleries … what other methods do you use ?



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

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#2 posted 06-08-2009 03:28 AM

Just amazing. You make some beautiful turnings and are an EXCELLENT photographer too! Great work (and all of your other ones I’d admired)

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#3 posted 06-08-2009 03:29 AM

Hey Dan, thanks for the feedback.

I am currently selling through galleries, art fairs, artist alley at the local farmers market, and through word of mouth from posting on various blogs.


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

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#4 posted 06-08-2009 03:35 AM

Hey Joe
This certainly does kick ash, another beautiful vessal

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#5 posted 06-08-2009 03:47 AM

I noticed you turned this one cross grained, any reason why? It does give it an interesting look though. Great one. m

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

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#6 posted 06-08-2009 03:48 AM

You’ve got a great eye for your stock. Almost every piece has amazing figure. And the rate you’re turning them out is pretty quick. Do you buy your blanks or harvest them on your own?

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#7 posted 06-08-2009 03:51 AM

Hey Mike, this piece is actually turned end grain. Although the grain is pretty wild and goes in all directions.

CSlabon, I harvest some stock, purchase some, and have a lot given to me.

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

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#8 posted 06-08-2009 04:00 AM

Another beauty Joe, I feel I”ve said the same thing so many times, but everyone is really beautiful that you do.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#9 posted 06-08-2009 04:05 AM

Another ash kicked Joe!!

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#10 posted 06-08-2009 04:55 AM

Hey Joe, you did it again. I took the time to slowly go through your projects list from back to front and talk about evolution!!! My all time fav is Albuquerque, but they are all amazing.

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#11 posted 06-08-2009 02:48 PM

Joe this is another stunnng turning. It’s great to hear of your success with your turnings. Keep up the great work.

Thanks for posting this and the additional information. I look forward to your dye “how to” blog.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#12 posted 06-09-2009 12:51 AM

You kicked ash again Joe!

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

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#13 posted 06-09-2009 01:24 AM

Another great Ash kicking Joe. Great looking piece. and I’m looking forward to your blog on the dyes.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#14 posted 06-09-2009 02:49 AM

Your comment reminds me of working with hickory, turn the lights out and you can see sparks when running molding.

-- “Duty is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less.” General Robert E. Lee, C.S.A.

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#15 posted 06-12-2009 02:27 AM

Awesome grain and color once again , Joe . The shape is perfect for this piece : )

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

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