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Project by trifern posted 1703 days ago 1504 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vessel is turned from end grain, fiddle back maple. The spalt lines are drawn on using a Sharpie pen. It approximately 6 inches tall by 5 inches wide. The topper is turned from maple and painted black.

All comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated. Especially in regards to the topper.

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





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grizzman

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#1 posted 1703 days ago

oh wow…this is just beautiful..i love the new top..its a very nice touch…maybe one of these days i can aford one of your piecies…ill have to pm you and maybe you can give me a genral idea of what you are asking for them….but this is another great addition to your work joe…...i also enjoyed the interview in the emag…i enjoy learning of other folks trail in life and how and what made them who they are..thanks…

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

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sedcokid

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#2 posted 1703 days ago

I agree with Grizzman, I learn so much from my friends at LumberJocks and today is no different. Thanks for sharing this beautiful vessel.

‘The SedcoKid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 1703 days ago

Man are you good at duplicating spalting. I thought only God could do that. I’m really impressed!!

How thin did you turn the wall thickness?
..........Thanks, Jim Jakosh

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

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Kindlingmaker

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#4 posted 1703 days ago

An interesting use of a Sharpie. Another marvolous work!

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

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Roper

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#5 posted 1703 days ago

wow you can do some really cool things with a sharpie joe, this is another great piece, i love the cap, and thanks for the advise on cindy, i just ordered one of her videos.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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Timber4fun

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#6 posted 1703 days ago

Incredible piece. I like the contrast between natural maple and painted black top. Very inspiring.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#7 posted 1703 days ago

Like all of your work, beautiful! Looking at your pieces makes me want to get a lathe and figure out how to use it.

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 1703 days ago

This is wonderful Joe

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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griff

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#9 posted 1703 days ago

Another beauty Joe. Thanks for the extra info .

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

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jockmike2

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#10 posted 1703 days ago

Wow Joe you finally did it! That is just Gorgeous I love the finial, and the spalting is extraordinary You have really taken your work to the next level. Nice job. mike

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

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mmh

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#11 posted 1703 days ago

A beautiful piece. I love the shape of your forms and finishing techniques.

-- "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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toyguy

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#12 posted 1703 days ago

Spalted maple via a sharpie…........ You never cease to amaze me Joe. The topper is just fine. Sometimes I see pieces that the top is just too long for my liking….. This one seems to fit the piece.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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reggiek

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#13 posted 1703 days ago

Wow Joe….you are really defining the craft…your pieces are great inspiration….they also help keep me experimenting and give me a goal to shoot for…....whenever someone asks me what I am doing trying a “strange” color combination or finishing technique…I just show them one of your georgous vessels and they get as excited as I do….Thank you for sharing them with us!

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

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Loucarb

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#14 posted 1702 days ago

Love that new shape and the topper and nice job with the sharpie.

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scrappy

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#15 posted 1702 days ago

Uh Oh …..Trifern is turning finials now! Whatch out folks, he is taking another leap forward in his talent!

Fantastic job on the topper. The “spalting” looks very natural. The contrast between the naturl body and the cap is great.

Again you are stepping forward and trying new things. It is fantastic to watch as someones talant keeps groing. Those of us who are following in your footsteps are never going to catch up at this rate. haha

Keep up the imaginative work. Allways inspireing.

Scrappy

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

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