Hollow Form Practice #1

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Project by Christopher posted 08-04-2009 01:35 AM 2054 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first “Trifern style finished” hollow form. I have others that are turned but I haven’t gotten them stained yet. Some professional pictures would seriously help with showing the detail in the grain. This is a piece of burled and knotty cottonwood. Thank you for looking!

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#1 posted 08-04-2009 01:50 AM

very nice shape…looks volcanic…...almost to hot to touch…...

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

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Ben Kahmann

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#2 posted 08-04-2009 01:58 AM

Hey Chris,

Looks like your on your way. Grizzman says it best, “hot to the touch.” Looks great and keep us posted with the others

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#3 posted 08-04-2009 02:17 AM

It almost looks like it is swirling around…
Very cool !!!

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#4 posted 08-04-2009 03:31 AM

Nice Job! That color and grain really grab the eye…

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#5 posted 08-04-2009 04:27 AM

very beautiful ! did you like the SMELL of the cottonwood ? ... I’ll never forget it … how would you describe it ?

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

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#6 posted 08-04-2009 04:51 AM

Hey Chris
Well done looks great,very unique,

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#7 posted 08-04-2009 06:13 AM

Great look, the grain really stands out.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#8 posted 08-04-2009 06:18 AM

Beautiful depth. As someone who loves the smells of each wood, I’m adding my request to the pot. How does it smell to you? I hadn’t worked in it, so I don’t have any idea, but would love to hear your description. Great job!

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#9 posted 08-04-2009 08:25 AM

Beautiful! Excellent job on the turnung and staining. Very “HOT” looking.

Great job. Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#10 posted 08-04-2009 08:54 AM

Looks good, stunning even!! What do you do for real if this is just paractice??

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#11 posted 08-04-2009 01:25 PM

Nice job Christopher. You did well with the aniline dyes. Are you hooked yet?

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

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#13 posted 08-04-2009 03:41 PM

Great job Christopher. I am not sure trifern appreciates how many of us have become his disciples! I know I am hooked on the aniline dyes!

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#14 posted 08-04-2009 04:00 PM

Great looking “practice” piece. It looks like you already have the hang of using the dyes. I’ve never tried them yet, but maybe someday.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#15 posted 08-04-2009 04:00 PM

Much better than my first try. Quite stunning, I’m sure Trifern likes it and is quaking in his shoes. LOL. Great first use of dyes and I like the turquise inlay. Good job.

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

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