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This hollow form vessel is turned from end grain, fiddle back maple. It measures approximately 5.75 inches tall and wide. It is finished with aniline dyes and 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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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 1886 days ago

Joe, I wish I could offer something other than “this is a beautiful piece” since I tend to sound so redundant every time I post this same comment but your talents are far beyond my abilities to critique. I can say that I enjoy seeing each post that you add to your projects. This one is certainly no exception.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 1886 days ago

Hey Joe
I’m with Scott I feel like a broken record saying wonderful,great ,fantastic, beautiful. outstanding, spectacular.amazing even thoughit’s all true. thanks for sharing your great work.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1886 days ago

Joe – I have to echo the comments above, another beauty.

-- Dan Wiggins

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Dan'um Style

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#4 posted 1886 days ago

you are IN-THE-ZONE

keep them coming, always enjoy seeing them

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

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#5 posted 1885 days ago

Really beautiful Joe. I like the shape…it appears a little wider than previous ones. Awesome use of the dyes too. You’re work has started me considering using dyes on my boxmaking…we’ll see.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#6 posted 1885 days ago

i love the colors joe…and the fiddle back is just gorgeous..i was thinking about what the others have said..and i think that some here create and post there projects more often then some, when any of us show our work were showing it to a very talented group…and sometimes its easy to expect what is coming…but if these were to be shown to folks who dont work wood or see these type of art peices all the time..your talents and art pieces would be even more wowed ….we all love your work…i hope your pieces go to homes where others all over the wold could see them and be wowed like we are here… long does it take to do one of these….grizzman

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

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scott shangraw

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#7 posted 1885 days ago

Another great one from you!!!HMMMM…........I think you need one of my carved bowls I know I could use a turned vessell !!!!

-- Scott NM,

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#8 posted 1885 days ago

I tried your process on a chalice looking kind of turning out of walnut I made, using red and yellow aniline dyes, first the yellow then the red, it didn’t turn out too bad but I should have done it on some lighter type wood like maple, ash, elm or something else. The dark color of the walnut really muttled the colors all together. But hey, I learned something and it was fun, and I just found out they got my inverter done so I can pick it up Monday and be back on my old Delta 46-755X again. I don’t know what I’m going to do with my Delta 46-715X I just picked up at an auction. Maybe sell it or keep it for a back up or spindle work. Another nice turning Joe. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. m

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

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#9 posted 1885 days ago

Wow, a real appropriate name for that vesse. It is truelly a Firestorm. Great job again Joe.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#10 posted 1884 days ago

Thanks for all the feedback.

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

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#11 posted 1884 days ago

You really brought out the fire in this piece , Joe ! You’re going to have to stop making these vessels just long enough for Webster to create some new words for us to use to describe their beauty ! LOL

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#12 posted 1883 days ago

I’m with Scott & Jim there just aren’t enough adjectives to compliment your work. Firestorm is another incredible piece. Love the color and the grain of the fiddle back. I also enjoyed your bog on your dying technique thanks for sharing that.

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Bob A in NJ

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#13 posted 1883 days ago

Great colors and design.


-- Bob A in NJ

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