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Project by trifern posted 08-29-2009 10:24 PM 1563 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vessel is turned from end grain, enhanced spalted hackberry. It measures approximately 6.25” tall by 5.5 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 08-29-2009 10:39 PM

Joe: That’s another great vessel. Nice job.

-- 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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Christopher

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#2 posted 08-29-2009 10:59 PM

This is gorgeous! Where do you score all this incredible wood?!

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 08-29-2009 11:04 PM

Joe as always a wonderful creation with outstanding wood

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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miles125

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#4 posted 08-29-2009 11:09 PM

Really interesting wood. Looks like the remnants from a seismograph needle.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Loucarb

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#5 posted 08-29-2009 11:15 PM

The spalting on this piece is incredible. Very nice piece. Can the spalted wood be dyed or is it better to leave natural? I turned a small vase out of spalted silver maple ( I still haven’t the courage to hollow it out yet) and I am not sure if I would lose the the spalting with dye. Thanks for any advice you can share.

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trifern

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#6 posted 08-30-2009 12:23 AM

Thanks for the feedback.

Loucarb, you can view a dyed spalted maple piece here:

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/16852

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

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Loucarb

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#7 posted 08-30-2009 12:48 AM

Thanks Trifern. I think I like the natural look a little better, but I will try some different colors on some scrap stuff to see if i like it better. Thanks again. Lou

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huff

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#8 posted 08-30-2009 01:42 AM

Joe, Another great piece. I’m like Christopher, where do you score all this incedible wood. It’s awesome! BTW, how did you do at the last show you did? I’m sure you where a hit.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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Gary

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#9 posted 08-30-2009 02:10 AM

Ho hum; just another great piece! ;-)
Your work is truly inspiring Joe. Thanks for posting.

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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mmh

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#10 posted 08-30-2009 05:00 AM

What an incredible pattern in the spalting! I love the shape of the turning too. Great stuff!

-- "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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reggiek

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#11 posted 08-30-2009 05:17 AM

Another beautiful job….I realy like the coloration and the finish on this one….You keep improving perfection…

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

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trifern

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#12 posted 08-30-2009 05:22 AM

Thanks for all the comments. I must confess though, the majority of the spalting and brown shading were applied with Prismacolor markers and pencils. I wanted to see if anyone would detect my added coloration. This was created for the people who prefer “natural” wood with no added color.

John, the show went well. I received 1st place in the juried portion.

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

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jockmike2

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#13 posted 08-30-2009 08:38 AM

You are so ho hum about it Joe, you should be like “Gold, I just struck Gold” then do the happy dance. You know the one Humphrey Bogart and that old guy did in the “Treasure of the Sierra Medrra.” I know you have just won too many awards now and it’s old hat to you. What’s another 1,000.000.000 dollars. Right? I’d give my right testicle, if I had one, for one juried award. I have T envy. LOL Hope you can take my sick humor. luv ya babe. mike. Nice vase.

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

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scrappy

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#14 posted 08-30-2009 09:36 AM

I was wondering what you meant by “enhanced spalted hackberry” Then I read the comments. Great job on the “enhancing” It all looks natural to me.

Your turnings are allways so special. It is nice to see a “natural” wood one. Fantastic job, as allways.

Scrappy

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

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stefang

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#15 posted 08-30-2009 01:02 PM

Another beautiful turning. How the spalting got there isn’t so important, it looks great. You are a true artist. Congratulations on your, I’m sure, well deserved first place at the show.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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