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Project by trifern posted 07-31-2009 02:59 PM 1414 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vessel is turned from end grain, fiddle back maple. It measures approximately 6.5 inches tall by 5.25 inches wide. It is finished with aniline dye 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 07-31-2009 03:03 PM

Nice one Joe. Almost natural. Almost. I love it anyway, it says touch me….

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

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#2 posted 07-31-2009 03:57 PM

The form has so many faces that harmonize! You did excelant again!

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

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#3 posted 07-31-2009 04:13 PM

I am beginning to think you have an endless supply of this wood, another beauty.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 07-31-2009 04:40 PM

Beautifully done! Nice shape on the lip. I’m still working on clearing a shelf for a collection!

-- "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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#5 posted 07-31-2009 05:17 PM

just a you turn any other types or with different shapes…..and do you have a gallery you sell through…..and i certainly am not asking for dollar amount..but is your work selling well…beautiful job..wish we could see you go through the process…..maybe a succession of pictures…

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

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#6 posted 07-31-2009 09:33 PM

Another great looking vessel.

-- 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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#7 posted 07-31-2009 09:39 PM

Love that fiddle back. Great piece.

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#8 posted 08-01-2009 12:33 AM

Great shape Joe.

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

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#9 posted 08-01-2009 05:33 AM

another wower

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 08-01-2009 12:44 PM

Thanks for all the feedback. I appreciate them all.

grizzman, I do sell my work through galleries, art festivals, farmers market and direct. You can check out my blogs on hollow forms and dyeing techniques. I have a list of the galleries on my profile page. I have done different shapes but recently have been intrigued with the hollow form. They have been selling fairly well, averaging a couple a week.

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

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#11 posted 08-02-2009 02:15 AM

I don’t know exactly what it is, but you’ve hit upon it.
Your hollow forms are some of the most mesmerizing work I’ve observed.
It’s always a pleasure to see what you’re going to post next.

-- Gary, Florida.

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