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Project by trifern posted 1805 days ago 1920 views 9 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vessel is turned from end grain cherry. I carved along the grain lines to create the raised center band. It was airbrushed with acrylics and sprayed with Krylon flat acrylic. It measures approximately 6.75 inches tall by 7.5 inches wide. 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 1805 days ago

Very nice, I wouldn’t have thought that paint on a vessel would work, but the way you contrasted it with the natural grain of the cherry it works very well.

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#2 posted 1805 days ago

very cool—-very different from your other “recent” work over the last few months…in terms of the finish and shine…

your pieces all seem bigger in the photos then they must be…maybe one picture could show an object for perspective…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 1805 days ago

Well done I like it very much,great turning

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#4 posted 1805 days ago

what a great looking piece, really spectacular!

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#5 posted 1805 days ago

Very nice (as always)...I like this one a lot for the pure fact that I’ve never seen anything like it!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#6 posted 1805 days ago

Your timeless Joe, each and everyone is special. Thanks for posting …Blkcherry

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#7 posted 1805 days ago

most unique Joe

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 1805 days ago

Fantastic job. You are deffinatly branching out to new areas with the carving. Fantastic contrast between the “layers” of grain.

Keep it up.


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

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#9 posted 1805 days ago


Way to look outside of the box. But, inside the log.

A beautiful piece.

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

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#10 posted 1805 days ago

I’m astonished by the beauty of your vassels; what I like the most in your work is the fact you choose a form first, and then explore all the possibilities offered by it; it’s clear you are a true master.

-- Antonio

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#11 posted 1805 days ago

Wonderful piece Joe. I’m glad you don’t let yourself be restrained by convention (can’t paint wood, etc.), and I think this frees you up to just create art, just as you have done with this piece and many others. I was thinking the other day that since we usually don’t use these closed forms for anything except display., that they are actually sculptures more than anything else. Am I right, or is it just fanciful thinking?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 1805 days ago

very creative work … on of my favorites

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

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#13 posted 1805 days ago

Your work never ceases to impress me. Fantastic.

-- Gary, Florida.

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#14 posted 1805 days ago

Your art is evering growing, expanding and this hollow form is outstanding!

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

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#15 posted 1805 days ago


Your work is truly beautiful. Do you sell your vessels? You seem very productive and I can’t image what you are doing with all these.


-- HenryH - PA

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