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Project by trifern posted 1800 days ago 1558 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vessel was turned from end grain persimmon. It measures approximately 7.5 inches tall by 5 inches wide. It is finished with Krylon Crystal Clear Flat. All comments and critiques are welcomed.

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





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Karson

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#1 posted 1800 days ago

Joe: Another fine piece of workmanship.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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GaryBuck

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#2 posted 1800 days ago

Very cool, I take it that is the wood grain? If it is wow. Man you kick butt on these vases, just courious how long have you been making these and how long does it take to turn one out? I’ve been thinking of getting a lathe but money is hard to come by, no income other than what I can hustle up here and there due to health, Any sugestions on what name brand I should look for on a good cheap used one I can get? Thanks and Thanks for sharing your work is awsome GaryBuck

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patron

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#3 posted 1800 days ago

i’m with you on this ,

my favorite piece is this one ,
my next favorite piece is your next one .

your work is incredible !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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jockmike2

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#4 posted 1800 days ago

Very nice Joe.

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

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StevenAntonucci

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#5 posted 1800 days ago

One of my favorite riddles- when turning a wormy piece, do you leave in the frass or blow it out? For me, it’s all or nothing… I pick out all of the packed in materials and blow the holes clean with a compressor before finishing. Probably takes almost as long as turning the darn thing! Thinner walls make it much easier to use a compressor. 3/16” or below make it simple to just blow out the larger holes. Smaller holes get picked with a needle…

-- Steven

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Innovator

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#6 posted 1800 days ago

Another fantastic looking piece Joe.

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

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CharlieM1958

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#7 posted 1800 days ago

Great texture… a visual feast!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 1800 days ago

Joe, this is certainly one of the more interesting pieces that you have turned. It has quite a bit of character and visual interest that has been showcased by your skill at the lathe.

Nicely done.

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

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griff

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#9 posted 1800 days ago

Great looking vase Joe, my first time to ever see persimmon. Very good turn.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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goldenhands

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#10 posted 1800 days ago

Great example of a worm damage.
Whether they were really hungry or just wanted to spoil such a nice material – MURDERS! :)

-- The way I work - the way I live. goldenhands

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Loucarb

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#11 posted 1800 days ago

That is a special one. Very nice.

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Darell

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#12 posted 1800 days ago

Well, that’s different. Very Interesting! I like it a lot.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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mmh

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#13 posted 1800 days ago

Very unique! I love the shape and the worm accents! Really an extraordinary piece. You have created a beautiful piece from an otherwise “yucky” piece of rotting wood. A real beauty!

I find it slightly amusing how we are admiring the results of worm infested wood, along with their “residue”.

-- "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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Ben Kahmann

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#14 posted 1800 days ago

Great as always!

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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Dan'um Style

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#15 posted 1800 days ago

beautiful color and texture

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

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