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Project by trifern posted 09-18-2009 04:52 AM 2363 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 09-18-2009 04:56 AM

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 09-18-2009 04:59 AM

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 09-18-2009 05:27 AM

Well done I like it very much,great turning

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#4 posted 09-18-2009 05:32 AM

what a great looking piece, really spectacular!

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#5 posted 09-18-2009 05:39 AM

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 09-18-2009 05:56 AM

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

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#7 posted 09-18-2009 05:57 AM

most unique Joe

-- wood crafting & classes

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#8 posted 09-18-2009 06:35 AM

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 09-18-2009 06:54 AM


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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#10 posted 09-18-2009 08:45 AM

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 09-18-2009 11:21 AM

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 09-18-2009 11:41 AM

very creative work … on of my favorites

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

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#13 posted 09-18-2009 03:19 PM

Your work never ceases to impress me. Fantastic.

-- Gary, Florida

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#14 posted 09-18-2009 03:57 PM

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 09-18-2009 04:34 PM


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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