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Project by trifern posted 12-24-2009 04:58 AM 1928 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a continuation of my study on finials. This hollow form vessel is turned from end grain, fiddle back maple. It measures approximately 5.5 inches tall by 4.5 inches wide. It is finished with aniline dyes.

All comments, especially 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 12-24-2009 05:07 AM

Oh yea,, this one is nice. Goes with it like it was made for it L.O.L.,,, I think you should definately continue to stretch that envelope my friend they are looking great. What about one on these lines only fatter? I think that would look good to. Just a sugestion. Hope you and yours have a happy and safe holidays

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#2 posted 12-24-2009 05:13 AM

As always, great job! For me, I like this style of finial better. Those tall skinny ones scare me ;)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 12-24-2009 05:40 AM

very beautiful…i like this finial..the color of the vessel is just my type of color…send it on….grizzman…..and just say merry christmas…lol…...

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

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#4 posted 12-24-2009 07:15 AM

Now this is a Masterpiece in my eyes , Joe ! I can see it in a museum already : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 12-24-2009 07:21 AM

That’s vessel has amazing figure. Lovely.
I’d like to see an upper stem atop the bead.

Merry Christmas.

-- Gary, Florida.

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#6 posted 12-24-2009 07:59 AM

Fantastic turning as usual. Your finials are progressing nicely. This one is very well matched to the vessel. It could have a spire above the ball but it does not need it.

As allways, your coloring is outstanding. The way your vessels very not only with the grain, but in pattern that you create is just breathtaking.

Keep up the inspirational work.


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

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#7 posted 12-24-2009 08:12 AM

This is a beautiful example of your old and new styles. Nicely done.

-- "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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#8 posted 12-24-2009 08:48 AM

beautiful Joe

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 12-24-2009 02:12 PM

O.K., now you’re just showing off:-) And thank you for doing so, it’s absolutely beautiful!

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#10 posted 12-24-2009 02:42 PM

Joe, another Masterpiece! Is it sold yet…;)

‘The SedcoKid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#11 posted 12-24-2009 03:11 PM

this is a much nicer finial. the vessel is very nice too.
Merry Christmas.

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

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#12 posted 12-24-2009 04:09 PM

Joe: I like this Finale better than the tall spindly ones.

Is the finale two different woods or two different dyes?

-- 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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#13 posted 12-24-2009 05:28 PM

i love the pull top final, this one as always is a great piece. you don’t teach any classes do you joe?

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#14 posted 12-24-2009 07:27 PM

It looks like your getting the hang of the finial stuff. I have been doing some small ones for little bird house ornaments that I didn’t post but the round shape is not that easy. Very nice vessel.

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#15 posted 12-24-2009 09:28 PM

nice one!

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