Trifern inspired hollow form

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Project by Roper posted 11-03-2009 09:03 PM 1423 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i made this over the weekend and felt i had to post it after reading joes interview. i am always amazed at the forms he makes and i hope some day my stuff is close to as good as his. this is a green turning of ash, it is an end grain turning about 6 inchs tall and 6 inchs across at it’s widest point, the walls are 1/4 thick, finished with tungoil and beeswax. hope you like it and congrats on being in the e-mag joe.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#1 posted 11-03-2009 09:11 PM

Nice piece.I love the grain to it.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#2 posted 11-03-2009 09:21 PM

Very nice piece. I would name it Jupiter.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 11-03-2009 09:28 PM

Roper you have arrived

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need

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#4 posted 11-03-2009 09:28 PM

Hi Roper I like the form and the well thought out use of the hart wood and sap wood. I like the bark inclusion. Keep up the good work Kind Regards Roger SA

-- Africa is not for sissies

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#5 posted 11-03-2009 10:01 PM

Wow I’m sure Joe would like this one too.

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#6 posted 11-03-2009 10:28 PM

Really an eye-catching piece. Beautiful!

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

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#7 posted 11-03-2009 10:33 PM

Not a thing wrong with this one…........ Looks great.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#8 posted 11-03-2009 10:41 PM

Well done. That Ash looks fantastic.

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#9 posted 11-03-2009 11:25 PM

Magnificient…..The grain is fantastic…it fits the contours of the piece…Well done! I think you should be very proud of how this one turned out!

I think Joe has inspired alot of the turners on LJ – He sets the bar high for all of us – His hollows are extraordinary…and the coloring and finish is superb….I enjoyed reading the interview…and he definitely deserves the credit. Someday, I too would love to produce projects that are even close to his level.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#10 posted 11-04-2009 12:28 AM


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#11 posted 11-04-2009 12:51 AM

A wonderful use of grain, good job!

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

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#12 posted 11-04-2009 01:19 AM

Absolutely aweson, great job. I love the bark spot on the side. I would love to see A picture of this in amonth just to see how much warp there is.
Thanks for sharing this.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#13 posted 11-04-2009 01:44 AM

very well done

-- Joe, Ga

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#14 posted 11-04-2009 03:26 AM

It has all been said already. Magnificent figure in this turning, and the natural finishing, just sets it off for me. Congratulations on an excellent piece. Keep on keeping on!

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#15 posted 11-04-2009 04:41 AM

Fantastic! You have stepped above and beyound on this piece. Very artfull use of the grain.

Inspiration is a wonderfull thing. It gives us the ability to believe that we can try new things. Step up to new challenges. And accomplish new goals. You are growing with each piece you do. And I am glad you are a part of this community that shares with each other, your journey and talents.

Thank you for letting the rest of us know, we can try this too.

Great job. Keep it up.


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

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