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Project by trifern posted 09-14-2009 03:49 AM 2511 views 6 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vessel is turned from end grain maple. The opening is the beginning of my journey carving on hollow forms. The vessel measures approximately 4.75 inches tall by 5.25 inches wide. It is finished with aniline dyes and wipe-on poly. All comments and critiques are welcomed.

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

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#1 posted 09-14-2009 03:54 AM

Joe one more step closer to the ultimate vessel ! I thought your were already there 50 vessels ago.
Wonderful ,your carved opening is a great addition Unique and special.

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#2 posted 09-14-2009 03:55 AM

That looks great. I really like the opening.

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#3 posted 09-14-2009 04:01 AM

Joe this is outstanding ,my wife says it looks like an apple .

Great Job!!!

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#4 posted 09-14-2009 04:04 AM

opening is great … very organic …

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#5 posted 09-14-2009 04:17 AM

Just another example of your superb work.

-- You always have tomorrow to stop procrastinating.

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#6 posted 09-14-2009 04:23 AM

I love the finish. It looks almost like a 3D rendering it’s so perfect!

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, you have an electrical problem. Roanoke, VA

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#7 posted 09-14-2009 04:24 AM

Beautiful finish, so much depth.

-- Keith, Bolingbrook, Illinois. The way I figure it I only have the rest of my life to get good at this...

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#8 posted 09-14-2009 04:32 AM


-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#9 posted 09-14-2009 04:38 AM

I really like what you’ve accomplished here. The opening is very mysterious and seductive. The color and shape of the vessel match this well. I’d like to see a top or 3/4 over view to see more of the opening. Good job! Keep on pushing that 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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#10 posted 09-14-2009 04:43 AM

Trifern, these keep getting better and better. I really like the opening. I believe mine got lost in the mail so if you could send another that would be great.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#11 posted 09-14-2009 04:53 AM

Here is a view from the top.

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

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#12 posted 09-14-2009 04:53 AM

A beautiful art form with the flow of line and grace a the opening is the crowning jewel!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#13 posted 09-14-2009 04:55 AM

New abilities! Looks like you’re off to a great start on the carving.

I’ve been using wipe-on poly myself lately, and I find it quite a chore. I’m sure it’s easier when you have true, round shapes, but I’m doing green stuff that tends to go out of true. I’m sorry if you mentioned, but I’m wondering what your poly technique is. I’ve tried brush and rag. Rag goes on smoother, but far thinner, requiring so many coats. With brushes, I’ve been getting very thick coats which greatly reduces the time to about 2 days, but if I try to tweak anything while applying – and so far I always feel the need – I get gloopy brush marks that can be quite deep, and I must sand quite a bit to get back down to smooth. The final layer, as is probably obvious by now, needs to be sanded smooth with 220, and then worked through the grits slowly back to about 12k, then buffed and polished up. It’s actually quite involved. I put hours into one bowl in particular, and still didn’t get an absolutely perfect finish.

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#14 posted 09-14-2009 04:58 AM

beautiful!!! where does the name come from?

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#15 posted 09-14-2009 05:03 AM

Napaman, I take it that you’re not a fan of the Rolling Stones. I’m not saying that the name came from them but that would be my guess.

-- You always have tomorrow to stop procrastinating.

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