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Project by trifern posted 12-14-2009 04:31 AM 1637 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Granny Blues is turned from a Pin Oak tree harvested recently by a client. His grandmother planted this tree many years ago. I was commissioned to create some pieces from Granny’s tree. I turned a couple of bowls and this hollow form vessel. It measures approximately 7.25 inches tall by 5.5 inches wide. It is finished with aniline dyes, clear flat acrylic, and liming wax.

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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Loucarb

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#1 posted 12-14-2009 04:49 AM

That is gorgeous I like the color with the blue accents. Was it turned green? I just tried to turn a piece green Oak crotch wood to hollow form and it cracked bad.

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trifern

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#2 posted 12-14-2009 04:55 AM

Thanks for the comment Lou.

Yes it was turned green. It was harvested about a month or two ago. It was turned and finished yesterday and waxed today.

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

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#3 posted 12-14-2009 04:56 AM

Trifern,

Another great bowl. Now that I have the Christmas presents done, I’m going to start on hollow turning! I’ll be using your projects for inspiration!

-- Bob A in NJ

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trifern

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#4 posted 12-14-2009 04:58 AM

Thanks Bob, I look forward to seeing your hollow forms…

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

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#5 posted 12-14-2009 05:02 AM

Is there a secret to not getting the piece to crack while your turning??

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#6 posted 12-14-2009 05:09 AM

very nice. i’ve always wanted to try aniline dyes for my bowls as well. i’ve got some oak i turned green about 3 weeks ago and tried the paper bag method for drying….big crack across the bottom. think i’ll try 2 or 3 bags next time.

-- Hassan, Chattanooga, TN - www.hnwoodworks.com

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#7 posted 12-14-2009 05:09 AM

Beautiful. Hollow forms are beyond my capability right now. Don’t have all the necessary accessories….yet. I’m sure I’ll have many questions once I am set up, and hope you’ll contribute advice since you’ve done something here to aspire toward.

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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trifern

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#8 posted 12-14-2009 05:11 AM

Sharp tools, light cuts when getting close to thickness, consistent wall thickeness, turn thin, sharp tools, a little luck, and it won’t crack…

did I mention sharp tools?

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

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huff

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#9 posted 12-14-2009 05:21 AM

Another beauty. I always enjoy seeing your projects. As always, your turnings are gorgeous!.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#10 posted 12-14-2009 05:49 AM

Another great turning Joe.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#11 posted 12-14-2009 06:18 AM

Hi Joe, just got out of the hospital with pneumonia a couple weeks ago. Put a crimp in my turning. I’ve been experimenting with aniline dyes, and I was wondering what you mix with your dyes to spray them? I also just finished looking at your gallery. All 200 and some turnings and I realized you were turning beautiful stuff from the beginning here on LJ’s. Were you turning before, I noticed you had some other work you did too unrelated to the lathe that was pretty awesome. You’ve got some history there with woodworking don’t you? Maybe I should mind my OB huh? Happy Holidays Pal.

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

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mmh

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#12 posted 12-14-2009 06:25 AM

Beautiful piece! It looks like black and white onyx more than wood. I love the form too and I can see you’re experimenting with a heavier look.

-- "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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trifern

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#13 posted 12-14-2009 06:26 AM

Hi Mike, I mix my aniline dyes with water. I use them full strength and typically apply them with a sponge brush. A few pieces the dyes were applied with an airbrush.

All the projects posted on LJ’s is pretty much a progression of my work. I have only been turning for less than two years. I started doing woodworking a couple of years ago. Prior to that my only experience was high school shop class back in the late 70’s/early 80’s.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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

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#14 posted 12-14-2009 08:11 AM

This is drop dead gorgeous! great job!

-- www.holsworthwoodworks.com

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#15 posted 12-14-2009 01:39 PM

Great job Joe, I love to see what other people are up to, and try to gather inspiration for their forms

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

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