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Project by trifern posted 1862 days ago 1828 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vessel is turned from end grain, spalted Hackberry. The spalting reminds me of the Rickter scale graph. It measures approximately 7.25 inches tall by 6.5 inches wide. It is finished with wipe-on poly. All comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.

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





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Cyan3y3z

43 posts in 2007 days


#1 posted 1862 days ago

Joe, this is visually intriguing. I do like the contrast of the dark against the light as well as the even tone and grain as it contasts with the imperfections. A sort of yin and yang balanced by the shape. Sort of like So Cal itself…perfect until the earth moves more than a 4 or 5 on the scale!

Joe, I am not certain and it may just be a trick of the camera angle (or my less than perfect peepers), but it appears to me that the lip is ever so slightly imperfect in height from the right side of the first pic to the left. Clue me please.

Overall, this is a lovely piece that I would love to handle.

-- "I am not young enough to know everything." JM Barrie

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trifern

8132 posts in 2371 days


#2 posted 1862 days ago

Thanks for the feedback, Cyan3y3z. I think the lip variance is a combination of camera, color, and the spalt running through the rim.

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

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bigwoodturner

231 posts in 1949 days


#3 posted 1862 days ago

I realy enjoy the look and working with hackberry, Another great piece.

-- Dale

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a1Jim

112001 posts in 2181 days


#4 posted 1862 days ago

I really like the names you give your work Joe and another winning vessel great job

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Terry

172 posts in 2237 days


#5 posted 1862 days ago

How did that one get in your trunk and not in mine???? I love the shape. The spalting is so cool. Well done.

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huff

2788 posts in 1889 days


#6 posted 1862 days ago

As always Trifern, you’ve created another stunning piece. The spalted Hackberry is spectacular! Keep em coming.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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Gary Fixler

1000 posts in 1985 days


#7 posted 1862 days ago

Something I’ve always wanted to know… How do you get the chips out when turning a globe through a small hole like that? Does the turning tool have a vacuum attachment? Is it hollow?

Looks very pretty!

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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trifern

8132 posts in 2371 days


#8 posted 1862 days ago

Terry, have you check your hackberry lately? It may be spalted by now.

Gary, the vessel is hollow. You have to stop frequently while hollowing and blow the chips out with compressed air.

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

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savannah505

1692 posts in 2190 days


#9 posted 1862 days ago

Whoa!!!!!!!!! Something differrent here!!! I like it. Nice looking piece Joe. Beautiful turning and wood.

-- Dan Wiggins

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#10 posted 1862 days ago

I am a HUGE fan of your work! This is one more reason why-

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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jockmike2

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#11 posted 1861 days ago

Nice one Joe, it does look like the Rickter scale. Very cool.

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

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Gary Fixler

1000 posts in 1985 days


#12 posted 1861 days ago

trifern – Compressed air, of course! Thanks for the info.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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