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Project by trifern posted 12-16-2009 07:29 PM 1298 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vessel is turned from end grain red cedar. The finial is turned from maple and is painted black. It measures approximately 10 inches tall by 4.5 inches wide. It is finished with flat acrylic.

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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pommy

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#1 posted 12-16-2009 07:36 PM

Joe
is that looking at me funny …..

as usual stunning oneday i’ll be as good as you…........

Andy

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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cabinetmaster

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#2 posted 12-16-2009 07:37 PM

Another great looking piece of art. It is gorgeous. I’ve been contemplating on turning a vase from cedar. I was just not sure how cedar would turn but your piece here is saying “Go do it”.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Andrew

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#3 posted 12-16-2009 08:11 PM

I almost get tired of saying “great work” Really nice. I appreciate your work greatly.
Thank You

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

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 12-16-2009 08:59 PM

I am glad to see that you are trying something different, Joe. I can only remember your doing one other turning with a finial. Adding the finial to the hollow form vase gives the turning additional visual interest. As usual another gorgeous turning.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 12-16-2009 11:28 PM

I love this Joe. I can just smell that cedar. I’ve turned some and it just smells great. Nice looker, nice finial. Love that grain. My gosh thats pretty. Definately something phallic about that top. LOL

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

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StevenAntonucci

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#6 posted 12-17-2009 12:52 AM

I think that the finial has some problems. For one, I think the bead is a bit too low in the final. I also think that the top is too thick and straight for the rest of the form. Perhaps a taper to the end, with a very small element on the end? The form is very fluid and curvy, and then – BAM straight up!

I still struggle marrying finials to the vessel below them, and it’s easy to turn a good vessel and a good finial, but not so easy to have the two look good together. I don’t think this finial works on this vessel.

-- Steven

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swirlsandburls

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#7 posted 12-17-2009 01:25 AM

Very nice! The shape is graceful, and I actually like the transition from curve to straight lines; it adds visual “contrast.”

I really like turning cedar as well. It is very finicky, though, alternates between hard and soft, and brittle as all get-out. It even bothers my asthma, but I turn it anyway! May I ask; why the matte finish? I have found that a nicely buffed finish enhances cedar tremendously. Just a thought.

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general

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#8 posted 12-17-2009 01:27 AM

I like the unique figure in the wood. The finial gives the turning that something extra that makes it special. Well done keep up the good work.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind, http://mynoblebear.com

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BarbS

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#9 posted 12-17-2009 03:02 AM

Trifern-
I love your work. On this one though, I feel like the finial is just too big for the vessel. To my eye, I would cut that upright spear right off, leaving the bead/knob as the topmost point. I think it would ‘balance’ better. Nice form to the vessel, though.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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sedcokid

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#10 posted 12-17-2009 03:50 AM

I agree with Andrew, you are a whole step ahead of most of us. Your work is always outstanding. I do have a question for you however, what do you do for a living? You have to living in your shop for all the work you produce. I always enjoy looking at your work.

‘The SedcoKid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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scrappy

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#11 posted 12-17-2009 07:26 AM

Another fantastic piece of art. Your turnings are progressing nicely, New added interest with the finials.

Keep up the great work.

Scrappy

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

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Mrbissell

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#12 posted 12-17-2009 01:28 PM

Joe
I see a face in this piece with personality and a chance for you to make somthing very uniqe . if your willing to take a challange i would like to see instead of the finial wich by the way I am on the same page as barbs , instead I would like to see a beenie with propellar.I would love to have found this little guy myself you are a lucky man this is art darling ! keep up the good work
Regards Kelly Bissell

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Loucarb

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#13 posted 12-17-2009 06:13 PM

You can certainly turn a piece of wood into a thing of beauty.

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trifern

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#14 posted 12-18-2009 04:45 AM

Thanks for all the feddbacks and critiques. I appreciate them all.

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

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savannah505

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#15 posted 12-22-2009 01:28 AM

I see a cool abstract face in this piece, very cool looking, I like the finial you have here. How is cedar for turning?

-- Dan Wiggins

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