Tiger Eye

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Project by trifern posted 1856 days ago 2335 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 1856 days ago

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 1856 days ago

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 1856 days ago

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 1856 days ago

You win…

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#5 posted 1856 days ago

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 1856 days ago

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 1855 days ago

Another fantastic piece. Love the coloring and grain.

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#8 posted 1855 days ago

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 1855 days ago

another amazing vessel fantastic

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 1855 days ago

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 1841 days ago

Nice one Joe

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

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