Trifern inspired hollow form

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Project by Roper posted 1710 days ago 1105 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 1710 days ago

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 1710 days ago

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 1710 days ago

Roper you have arrived

-- "Imagination is more important than knowledge" Bibb in CO at

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#4 posted 1710 days ago

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 1710 days ago

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

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1710 days ago

Really an eye-catching piece. Beautiful!

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

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#7 posted 1710 days ago

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

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#8 posted 1710 days ago

Well done. That Ash looks fantastic.

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#9 posted 1710 days ago

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 1710 days ago


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#11 posted 1710 days ago

A wonderful use of grain, good job!

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

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#12 posted 1710 days ago

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 1710 days ago

very well done

-- Joe, Ga

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#14 posted 1710 days ago

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 1710 days ago

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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