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Project by trifern posted 11-27-2009 08:32 PM 1886 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vessel is turned from end grain, fiddle back, spalted maple. It measures approximately 5.75 inches tall by 4.5 inches wide. It is finished with wipe-on poly.

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 11-27-2009 08:50 PM

Always well done a great turning Joe. I also enjoyed the interview MsDebbieP did with you. Happy Holidays.

-- Custom furniture

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Bob Areddy

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#2 posted 11-27-2009 09:01 PM

Cool stuff. Amazing how a quality piece of work can fool the eye into the proportions. This looks like it’s a foot tall.

-- --Bob

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#3 posted 11-27-2009 09:45 PM

jim where is this interview….now onto the bussiness at hand..very nice turneing joe…..ive liked the last few which have been more natrual….but your expert at colors sure does turn these turings into something just another step in the special zone…...i always love your work…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 11-27-2009 10:36 PM

Beautiful piece! I love the quality of spalting in this wood. Very nice indeed.

-- "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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#5 posted 11-27-2009 10:41 PM

Joe another beautiful piece. Great job.

-- 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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#6 posted 11-27-2009 10:47 PM

The other day I was watching at your past projects, and I was wondering if you have ever designed a series of 2 or 3 vessels, thought to be shown together, I mean, presented as a single composition of 2 or 3 vessels.
Anyway I like your work a lot too.

-- Antonio

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#7 posted 11-27-2009 11:01 PM

I love spalted maple. Great job, Joe.

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

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#8 posted 11-27-2009 11:12 PM

Nice indeed Joe. Up to your usual high standards.

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

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#9 posted 11-27-2009 11:53 PM

I like the wood the shape and the finish!! What more can I say.

‘The Sedcokid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#10 posted 11-27-2009 11:59 PM

Beautiful color!! Very nice!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#11 posted 11-27-2009 11:59 PM

When I grow up. I wanna be able to turn hollow forms just like you.

Heck! Who we kidding. When I grow up I wanna be just like you.


-- The Man in the Can, Craig M. North Carolina

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#12 posted 11-28-2009 12:00 AM

That is beautiful. How did you bore out the inside? Use a boring bar or long hand tools?
I really like that raised rim at the top. Nice touch!!!!!!!

Only nature can make that spalting!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 11-28-2009 12:02 AM

Even without the spalting the fiddle back grain is fantastic, The spalting just adds to it. Very nice piece.

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#14 posted 11-28-2009 12:57 AM

Beautiful grain Joe, very good turn.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#15 posted 11-28-2009 08:36 AM

Another fantastic piece of art.

I would like to know where this interview is also?


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

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