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This hollow form vessel is turned from end grain, fiddle back maple. It measures approximately 6.5 inches tall by 5 inches wide. It is finished with aniline dyes and wipe-on poly.
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All comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.

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





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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 1786 days ago

looks great .. I often wondered what the inside looks like ? how do you finish the insides of your turnings ?

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

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trifern

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#2 posted 1786 days ago

Thanks Dan. The inside is typically just dyed dark – no top finish.

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

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Rj

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#3 posted 1786 days ago

Joe I love it!!! the color the finish Etc.
I hope I’m not going to offend you or others …But I think you’ve masterd this style dyes finishs Etc.

I know you have a bigger lathe and have the skills to put out something outstanding (don’t get me wrong these are outstanding) maybe a staved or segmented I would love to see what else you could do.

You are the master {:o)

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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Schummie

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#4 posted 1786 days ago

This is VERY nice.
When I look at it (especially photo 3) I see the beach, clouds and the sun who goes down.
A really nice piece off work.
It gives my a feeling off freedom, something I don’t have.
I think it looks very nice on my table :-)

Thanks for showing.

Schummie.

-- Greetings from the Netherlands.

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Karson

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#5 posted 1786 days ago

Beautiful. You have a real grasp of the application of dyes and finishes.

-- 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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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1786 days ago

Great name it is dreamy all right.

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trifern

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#7 posted 1786 days ago

Thanks for the feedback.

RJ, I am not offended in the least. The “problems” I have are:

- this has become a signature style of mine that people expect and request
- they are selling well
- most serious collectors want pieces in the 6 inch range due to display constraints
- I have a gallery opening in a couple of weeks that I need to stock
- even though they are very similar, I am still refining
- I simply like the looks

I have plans on starting a new series soon. The series will be more sculptural and even less functional. I am excited to move in a new direction.

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

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Rj

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#8 posted 1786 days ago

Joe I’m glad I didn’t offend you .
All the points you’ve made a very valid, I didn’t think about that before I put my foot in my mouth .

Again I’m really looking foreward to see what you put out in the future, I know it will be outstanding.

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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trifern

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#9 posted 1786 days ago

Rj, I wish more people would offer constructive feedback and suggestions. They keep me grounded and if I keep an open mind, they make me a better artist and a better person. You never know what will be the next inspiration.

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

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Napaman

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#10 posted 1786 days ago

amazing…just amazing…as always…

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Dusty56

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#11 posted 1786 days ago

I always think that these are so much larger than the sizes that you print , Joe. I think that it has to be the perfectly proportioned shapes that are pleasing to the eyes and could actually become any size that you wanted them to be. The color of this one is soooo rich looking and thanks for the view from the top….almost paper-thin : ) Now that’s skill !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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mmh

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#12 posted 1786 days ago

I really like the shape of this, as I do your other like “Jaimie” and “SW”. The full, roundness of their shapes are voluptuous and I find them calming, yet exciting in the grain and colors. A bit of a Zen feeling overcomes me when I look at them. Have you considered turning one with this shape with a wild grain like your Cosmos series and using the graduated colors such as you did with “Les”? I don’t believe you’d done that combination yet.

I would like to see some additional techniques used, such as a layered, petaled effect, or other techniques that make us wonder how you created the piece. It’s always fun to see your work. I look forward to your next addition. Have fun pushing the envelope!

-- "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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Kristoffer

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#13 posted 1786 days ago

Stunning!!!!!!! Great everything!!!!! Thanks for giving me something to look into…. I’m pretty new to woodworking and VERY new to finishing, so now I have look into aniline dyes.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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jockmike2

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#14 posted 1785 days ago

Joe is the inside scraped all the way to the bottom and the same sides of the walls the same thickness all the way down the same. I mean thin.

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

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trifern

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#15 posted 1785 days ago

Hi Mike, yes the vessel is completely hollowed out. I strive for even wall thickness. I typically leave the very bottom a little thicker for stability. These pieces start at several pounds and are only a few ounces when completed.

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

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