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Project by trifern posted 1843 days ago 2382 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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Rj

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#1 posted 1843 days ago

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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mtnwild

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#2 posted 1843 days ago

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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glynn

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#3 posted 1843 days ago

I love it ,looks great

-- jim nevada

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Dan'um Style

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#4 posted 1843 days ago

looks like agate … I like it

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

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matt garcia

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#5 posted 1843 days ago

That’s gorgeous!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1843 days ago

indescribably delicious well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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scottb

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#7 posted 1843 days ago

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 -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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grizzman

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#8 posted 1843 days ago

joe i dont think its possible for you too do a bad job…nice to see you try a diffrent demension with colors..it 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

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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JDBlades

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#9 posted 1843 days ago

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 1843 days ago

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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Douglas Bordner

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#11 posted 1843 days ago

Opalescent! Man that is glorious.

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

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mmh

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#12 posted 1843 days ago

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

-- "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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dan mosheim

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#13 posted 1843 days ago

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

-- dan,vermont,http://dorsetcustomfurniture.blogspot.com/

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savannah505

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#14 posted 1843 days ago

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

-- Dan Wiggins

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zarno

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#15 posted 1843 days ago

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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