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Project by trifern posted 1866 days ago 1772 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vessel is turned from end grain, fiddle back maple. It measures approximately 7.5 inches tall by 5.75 inches wide. It is finished with aniline dye 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 1866 days ago

Appropriately named. It definitely looks like tidal waters, That is special.

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#2 posted 1866 days ago

I really like it Joe.

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

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#3 posted 1866 days ago

Beautiful job! It reminds me of a photo of the earth’s oceans taken from space. Very fine piece.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#4 posted 1866 days ago

Great colour Joe.

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

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#5 posted 1866 days ago

Hey Joe
I’m starting to Think that maybe your from advanced civilization (like krypton)were you wink and a unbelievable vessel appears. This is another wonderful vessel.great work.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1866 days ago

Beautiful, one of my favorites, I think this is the best blue one you’ve done.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#7 posted 1866 days ago

almost looks like a hurricane under water…..very beautiful….

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

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#8 posted 1866 days ago

OOOoooh! Woooowww! The colors are absolutely gorgeous! It also looks like the deep sea if you could see miles under the ocean waters into the deep crevices of the earth. (I can almost see mythical sea creatures swimming around!). I think this one is one of my top ten favorites. Don’t ask me which ones are the other nine, as having to decide will make my head hurt.

-- "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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#9 posted 1866 days ago

I especially love the first shot. It almost looks like the Great Lakes, on an alien world. You pull such amazing paintings out of of your pieces these days.

Do you sell your works? I know you have exhibitions, but I was wondering if you’re a millionaire yet off these things. I’m not asking for me. I’m too poor :) I can see someday in the far-off future, though, a show like the antique roadshow with the expert saying “Wow, do you know what you have here? This is an original 2009 trifern! Very rare, and very highly sought out. I think a piece like this would fetch at least $250,000.”

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#10 posted 1866 days ago

Joe, this is another beautiful piece. Keep posting these. Every time I see one of your posts I wonder why I have not added a lathe to my tool collection. It looks like you sure are having fun.

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

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#11 posted 1865 days ago

Gobsmacking once again

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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#12 posted 1865 days ago

Joe please tell us how you make this stunning pieces of art so quickly it seems you are making one a day finished


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#13 posted 1865 days ago

Love the color! I am a turner too, and I like being challenged and inspired to step out of the natural/traditional forms. Keep it up! I really enjoy what you create!


-- I hope the volume of shavings one creates is directly related to the probablility of one's success, cuz if so I've got it made!!

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#14 posted 1865 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous and stunning. Appropriately named too. Guys. I think he has a magic wand that he uses to create all these nice vessels…............................LOL

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

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#15 posted 1865 days ago

You’ve done it again! Simply put – it’s beautiful.

-- Joe,Texas,

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