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Project by trifern posted 1761 days ago 2259 views 4 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form is turned from fiddle back maple. It was hollowed through the bottom and then plugged. It measures approximately 6 inches tall and is 4.25 inches wide. the egg shell was carved. It is finished with aniline dyes, airbrushed acrylics, prisma color markers, wipe-on poly, and krylon crystal clear flat acrylic.

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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#1 posted 1761 days ago

WOW ! I like this. Very unique

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA.

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#2 posted 1761 days ago

Very interesting! I like the new look. Would you consider using some dark blues and black paints at the cracked eggshell area to subtly merge into the light blue? I like dark colors for their mysterious effect.

Keep up the good work!

-- "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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#3 posted 1761 days ago

Wow Joe you’ve hit a new realm in your turning this is outstanding!!!

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

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#4 posted 1761 days ago

i love the contrast with the natural wood and the blue…very nice…

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#5 posted 1761 days ago

it must be a hard boiled egg. LOL. Looks cool

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#6 posted 1761 days ago

That’s over the top!! What next??

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 1761 days ago

Far out cool

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 1761 days ago

You have deffinately stepped up the skill level with these new turning/carvings. Outstanding!

Keep it up.


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

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#9 posted 1761 days ago

Fantastic design and colors . Joe : )

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#10 posted 1761 days ago

Well, if I may be honest ( please don’t get offended! ) I don’t like it at all. Probably it’s an experiment of yours, and as an experiment it may have a meaning.

I don’t like the fact this egg looks so naturalistic; the previous vassel (Beltline) is suggestive (the contrast between natural and artificial, the memory of the ancient restored Greek vassels, the look of a sort of map of fabulous lands; I mean: everyone can see something new in it). But this egg gives no opportunity to unveil a hidden truth, if I can write it; it seems – sorry – even comic-strippy.

-- Antonio

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#11 posted 1761 days ago


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#12 posted 1760 days ago

Well I disagree with antmjr….. I think it is very artsy and beautiful. Where do you come up with all your ideas?

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-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#13 posted 1760 days ago

Being a very utilitarian sort of person, I would find it neat if the top came off so you can use it for some sort of storage. I suppose with the hole in the bottom it can double as a “cache”.

I am viewing this with a small screen at the moment, but perhaps the previous comment on adding some darker blues is good.

I see a variation to this with a polar ice cap atop planet earth – or some sort of Gondwanaland…

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#14 posted 1760 days ago

I like this one! A very different style/look. The eyes play between the solid color and the beauty of the natural wood grain like the poles of a magnet. You have done well!

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

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#15 posted 1760 days ago

If it is art it will almost always be controversial, so this is definitely art, and very nicely done art too. Unique things are rare (is this an oxymoron?), and therefore very interesting. Keep up the good work Joe.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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