Tiger Eye

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Project by trifern posted 06-22-2009 01:27 PM 3216 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vessel is turned from end grain, fiddle back maple. It measures approximately 8 inches tall and is 4.5 inches wide. It is finished with aniline dyes and wipe-on poly. All comments and critiques are welcomed.

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

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#1 posted 06-22-2009 01:47 PM

Another beauty Joe. The grain is stunning and the depth of finish really brings that out.

Thanks for posting it.

Is this the first piece on your new lathe?

-- Martin, Kansas

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#2 posted 06-22-2009 03:16 PM

Gorgeous Joe. How long does it take to do a finish like that? I’m not thinking about just work time, but total time. Whatever amount of time it takes, the result is worth it. Do you sell these? If I could do work like that I don’t think I would be able to let go of them.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 06-22-2009 03:26 PM

You’ve certainly got the formula for these hollow vessels. This is another stunner! Lovely work, and thanks for sharing.

-- Joe,Texas,

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#4 posted 06-22-2009 03:33 PM

You win…

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#5 posted 06-22-2009 04:20 PM

Beautifully done, and appropriately named!

I have a 30ft spalted figured maple tree in my yard that is about ready to cut down. Come on over!

-- "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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#6 posted 06-22-2009 05:08 PM

Tiger’s Eye indeed! The wood and the gem stone are a perfect match! Another beautiful hollow form, well done!

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

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#7 posted 06-22-2009 11:07 PM

Another fantastic piece. Love the coloring and grain.

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#8 posted 06-23-2009 04:28 AM

Thanks for the feedback. Yes Martin, this is the first turning on my new lathe.

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

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#9 posted 06-23-2009 06:48 AM

another amazing vessel fantastic

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#10 posted 06-23-2009 07:00 AM

your work sure makes me want to learn turning !
you’ve done a superb job ,
thanks for the insparation .
what do you do in your spare time ?

-- 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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#11 posted 07-07-2009 08:03 AM

Nice one Joe

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

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