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Project by trifern posted 10-09-2009 11:54 PM 2220 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vessel was turned from end grain, fiddle back maple. It measures approximately 5 inches tall by 5 inches wide. It is finished with aniline dyes and wipe-on polyurethane.

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 10-09-2009 11:58 PM

oh my god your getting good at this arn’t you i’m sure i can see my face in that shine simply stunning

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#2 posted 10-10-2009 12:16 AM

I like the way you blended all the colors. This is a great effect. What colors did you use?

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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#3 posted 10-10-2009 12:17 AM

Bob, I used Black, yellow and peacock blue.

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

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#4 posted 10-10-2009 12:42 AM

It certainly does look like a gem. Great coloring. Well done.

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#5 posted 10-10-2009 12:45 AM

another beauty Joe you are the master of the vessel.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 10-10-2009 01:14 AM

Sweet as usual Joe. The colors are spectacular, thank for the show…Blkcherry

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#7 posted 10-10-2009 02:11 AM

Mighty purdy. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#8 posted 10-10-2009 02:21 AM

Very Nice!

‘The SedcoKid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#9 posted 10-10-2009 02:38 AM


This gem reminds me of a form of Tiger’s Eye called “Marra Mamba.” In the sunlight I’ll bet this hollow form really kicks out more color than what can be seen in these photos. Sweetly chatoyant. Well done.

-- "I am not young enough to know everything." JM Barrie

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#10 posted 10-10-2009 03:41 AM

Amazing finish, as usual.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 10-10-2009 05:25 AM

keep practicing… you’ll eventually get it right!

your color separations are wonderful…

I’ve been attempting the process… I tried blending blue and yellow… it turned green. The black base coat just made it look like a muddy green… for the time being I’ll stick to a single color. I’ll work it out on a smaller project other than the Shaker table I’m attempting. Water based poly lifts the color off… which can be a good thing.

I’m a bit naive since this is my first work with dye. Your blog made it sound easy… if not tedious. Apply, wash off, sand vigorously, dry, and do it again… I think there is a bit more to it.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#12 posted 10-10-2009 06:39 AM

Excellent Joe – Your finish work on this and the coloring is superb. So glad to see it.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#13 posted 10-10-2009 01:20 PM

Beautiful as usual Joe. Wonderful finish.

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

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#14 posted 10-11-2009 01:21 AM

Thanks for all the comments. I appreciate each of them.

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

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#15 posted 10-11-2009 02:46 AM

Good one Joe.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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