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Project by trifern posted 07-24-2009 01:39 AM 1821 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vessel is turned from end grain, fiddle back maple. It stands approximately 6 inches tall by 5 inches wide. It is finished with aniline dyes and wipe-on poly. All comments and critiques are welcomed.

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

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#1 posted 07-24-2009 01:42 AM

That’s another beautiful piece. Some great work.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 07-24-2009 01:42 AM

I love the color of this one. Aren’t you about out of the end grain fiddle back yet? I just scored an 8”x8” by 8 foot piece of very cool figured cottonwood. Gonna be rugged to turn though on my dumb lathe.

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#3 posted 07-24-2009 01:57 AM

As always…..ANOTHER FANTASTIC VESSEL. Hope your craft show went well.

-- John @

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#4 posted 07-24-2009 02:25 AM

Another beauty. It’s like they all are competing for the best.

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

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#5 posted 07-24-2009 02:31 AM

wooooo EEEEE outstanding

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 07-24-2009 02:53 AM


-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#7 posted 07-24-2009 02:58 AM


I have a challenge for you. With your next piece of curly maple, instead of turning it end grain, turin it side grain and place the curl across the top. See if you like having the broad canvas on the top to apply color to and what it does with the reflected light. Try to keep the vessel relatively flat like a river rock.

I think you’ll like it.


-- Steven

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#8 posted 07-24-2009 03:21 AM

Very nice.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#9 posted 07-24-2009 03:39 AM

Veeeeeeeeerrrrryyyyyyyyyyy nice Joe! I like your stuff!

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#10 posted 07-24-2009 03:53 AM

Somehow, this is the first time I’ve noticed the dimensions. I’ve been thinking these are all 14”-16” tall for some reason. There’s so much depth to them, they seem much larger.

Do you have a museum room loaded with shelving and glass cases to display all of these? And can we see it? And have I already asked you this?

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#11 posted 07-24-2009 04:12 AM

A beautiful piece Joe, and a great looking finish.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#12 posted 07-24-2009 05:01 AM

Thanks for all the feedback. I appreciate all of them.

Christopher, as long as Mother Nature keeps making fiddle back, I’ll keep using it. I look forward to seeing your cottonwood creations.

John, the Art Festival went well. I received 1st place in Fine Craft.

Steve, thanks for the suggestion. Aquifer was turned with that grain orientation. I do like the looks of it. I will have to do some more.

Gary, oddly enough I only have a couple of pieces on display. Most of my pieces have either sold or are packed up ready to be sold. Typically the new pieces are on display for a couple of days before being packed up.

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

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#13 posted 07-24-2009 05:06 AM

awesome color. I still want want of these. Let me know when your ready to part with one, or you run out of space. LOL

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#14 posted 07-24-2009 03:50 PM

WOW and another WOW each time you post one of your creations it amazing!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#15 posted 07-24-2009 04:35 PM

What is the address where you are selling them out of Joe. Can we access this. If the price isn’t too bad I’d like to get my hands on one of your creations. I have a feeling some day they will be worth some moola. Again you’ve outdone yourself.

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

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