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Project by trifern posted 1813 days ago 1264 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 6.75 inches tall by 4.5 inches wide. It is finished with aniline dyes and wipe-on poly. All comments and critiques are welcomed.

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#1 posted 1813 days ago

looks good …

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#2 posted 1813 days ago

Each side has a unique grain pattern. Nice coloring job too.

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#3 posted 1813 days ago

Joe I like this one a lot well done

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#4 posted 1813 days ago

Wow, I love the rings on each side. It seems in the third pic as if I’m looking through a hole in the side of the vase to a glowing light inside. I’m still learning my terminology here. Is ‘end grain _’ simply a turning in which the grain runs parallel to the ways of the lathe? What would other orientations be called if so? Do you start with blocks cut out of a large maple tree, or are each of these from branches or small trunks not much greater in diameter than the final pieces? Did you cut the blanks, or do you pick them up from somewhere? Are the ‘galaxy’ rings on each side where the wood is transitioning from heart to sapwood, or is it just related to the angle the vase edges make through the grain at those points?

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#5 posted 1813 days ago

I agree with Gary F ….the third pic is multi-dimensional…awesome look : )

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#6 posted 1813 days ago

Fantastic as usual! Agree with Gary, was thinking it almost looked like a hole in the side in pic 3.

Fantastic job on the dyes. Really makes your pieces art and not just vases.

Keep creating.

Scrappy

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#7 posted 1812 days ago

Joe: A great looking vessel. I love the looks of these guys and the look through hole that Gary saw is great.

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#8 posted 1812 days ago

Perfect title for this piece. Awesome

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#9 posted 1812 days ago

As always another great one from you!!!

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#10 posted 1811 days ago

Good one Joe.

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#11 posted 1809 days ago

Gary, end grain turnings are with the grain running parallel to the tree. Most bowls and vessels are turned with the orientation going the other way, or face grain. Most of the vessels are turned from sections of the buttress. The buttress is the very base of the tree where it flairs out. This is where all the stress is in a tree, which causes the curl or fiddle back. I rarely turn branches. They rarely turn out because of the uneven stress and the pith is off center. The rings in galaxy is simply the grain pattern in this piece of wood. Isn’t mother nature great?

Thanks for all the feedback. I appreciate them all.

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