Purple Rain

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Project by trifern posted 06-24-2009 02:37 AM 3260 views 5 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve had a few requests for dyed vessels with more subdued coloration. This is my first attempt at keeping the layers and depth, without the vibrant colors. I am curious what others think of this coloration.

This hollow form vessel measures approximately 6.25 inches tall by 5.5 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 06-24-2009 02:42 AM

I think its superb Joe!! I really like the colors =You have to do more in this color spectum.

Great Job!!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#2 posted 06-24-2009 02:55 AM

I love this color!! Beautiful shape too. Another favorite.

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

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#3 posted 06-24-2009 02:56 AM

I love it ,looks great

-- jim nevada

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#4 posted 06-24-2009 03:13 AM

looks like agate … I like it

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

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#5 posted 06-24-2009 03:29 AM

That’s gorgeous!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#6 posted 06-24-2009 03:33 AM

indescribably delicious well done

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#7 posted 06-24-2009 03:48 AM

subdued? that has so much depth and colorization. So many layers. Awesome.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#8 posted 06-24-2009 03:53 AM

joe i dont think its possible for you too do a bad job…nice to see you try a diffrent demension with has a very soothing effect…someday we might have to do a trade on goods…i would love to have one of your pieces in my home…thanks for a job well done..grizzman

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#9 posted 06-24-2009 03:56 AM

Looks fantastic, and the depth of the finish is mesmerizing. How many different dye colors did you use on this piece?

-- I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it - Thomas Jefferson

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Tony Z

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#10 posted 06-24-2009 04:00 AM

How the hell do you knock out so many of these turnings???!!! I haven’t been on my lathe in 6 months. You are awesome!

-- Tony, Ohio

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#11 posted 06-24-2009 04:16 AM

Opalescent! Man that is glorious.

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

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#12 posted 06-24-2009 04:43 AM

It reminds me of mahogany granite or black/brown obsidian. Gorgeous as usual!

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#13 posted 06-24-2009 04:50 AM

SERIOUSLY NICE dye job! And, a beautiful turning … If you don’t mind my asking, are those Lockwood colors? Just curious …dan

-- dan,vermont,

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#14 posted 06-24-2009 04:50 AM

I agree, it looks like obsidian, a great looking piece.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#15 posted 06-24-2009 07:20 PM

Im a huge fan of all your work you have it seems an ability to chose the best pieces of wood and color. I recognize your pieces before i read who did it they always make my jaw drop ! The colors are always indescribable although i often feel like im staring through the hubble space telescope at some distant nebula ! This piece is more subdued not my favorite but no less fascinating never hesitate to try something new. Oh I almost forgot to thank you for sharing how you obtain those beautiful colors I cant wait to try it myself .

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