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This hollow form vessel is turned from a unique piece of cherry. The cherry has spalt, curl, and sap. It was turned end grain from pith to pith. It measures approximately 13 inches tall by 7 inches wide and is finished with flat acrylic. The finial is turned from maple.

The finials are new to me and definitely out of my comfort zone. 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 1716 days ago

I love the piece, what a nice piece of wood.

The black top gives it a great look.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#2 posted 1716 days ago

The finials may be out of your confort zone, but they look great. It helps bring out the spalt. Nicely done! (as always;)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 1716 days ago

This has to be one of my favorites. The turning, the wood and the finial are perfect. A great piece!.

-- John @

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#4 posted 1716 days ago

The finials take your art to a whole new dimension. I think you are really on to something.
Very nice work sir.

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

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#5 posted 1716 days ago

Wow!! I have to agree with Huff. This is definately one of my favorites as well Great color and grain. I would buy this piece and pay for the lessons on how to do it my self. Any more of that wood in the pile to send to me? lol. It reminds me of a dogwood I have been turning lately. (My favorite wood to turn)


-- Ryan Gainesville, GA

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#6 posted 1716 days ago


This is a great turning. The wood is very unique and the finial make it standout. Is it a loose fitting piece or is it attached to the vessel.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#7 posted 1716 days ago

Great job. I love the color.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#8 posted 1716 days ago

Man I really like the toppers your doing, I think they add a great touch to your already great pieces, If it was me I’d keep doing them, your doing a great job with them and really sets them off with a touch of elegants.? Is that how you spell that? L.O.L. Oh well you know what I mean.

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#9 posted 1716 days ago


Nicely done !

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#10 posted 1715 days ago

Beautiful piece of wood and nicely shaped turning. The finial is a nice touch and well done too. Keep pushing that envelope!

-- "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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#11 posted 1715 days ago

That is a magnificent form, the piece of cherry is simply amazing, what a great find.

-- Steve

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#12 posted 1715 days ago

Wow Joe…you just keep turning out some fantastic stuff….another beautiful turning…and the finial is a perfect topper….

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

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#13 posted 1715 days ago

WOW! Again…WOW!!!!

You started with a ”unique piece of chery” and made it even more stunning. Fantastic turning. The finial is a great addition to your hollow forms. This one is very well shaped and sized to match the vessel.

It is wonderfull to watch as your artistic tallents keep improveing by leaps and bounds.

Keep up the inspirational work.


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

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#14 posted 1715 days ago

You continue to produce impressive turnings.
If finials are out of your comfort zone it doesn’t show.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#15 posted 1715 days ago

I think it beautiful Joe. If the finial is out of your comfort zone it does not show. What a phallic symbol the finial represents. Was that intentional.

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

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