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Project by trifern posted 01-05-2010 05:17 AM 2400 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a natural edge bowl with the bark still intact. It is turned from cherry and measures approximately 10.25 inches wide by 4.5 inches tall. 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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#1 posted 01-05-2010 05:36 AM

wow! very cool. I REALLY like it

-- -- With the right tools and material you are only limited by your imagination--

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#2 posted 01-05-2010 06:21 AM

Trifern is expanding his artistic talents AGAIN!!! Fantastic. Love the shape and the live edge sets it off.

You just keep raising the bar. Keep up the inspirational work.


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

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#3 posted 01-05-2010 06:25 AM

I like it … hope you enjoyed the change

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 01-05-2010 06:30 AM

Very nice work, makes me want to try it. I need a lathe bad. Beautiful!!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#5 posted 01-05-2010 06:48 AM

It has a primitive yet elegant flair to it. The bark is a fragile yet rustic natural embelishment. Did you use CA glue to keep that stable in order to lathe it? Very nice simple and interesting piece.

-- "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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#6 posted 01-05-2010 06:50 AM

beautiful bowl. A great creation. Starting to use your cherry I see.

-- 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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#7 posted 01-05-2010 11:23 AM

yes, I agree with Karson, a great creation.
Had you to fix the bark in some way or it wasn’t necessary? (I ask this only because recently I had to use some paraloid for an old worm-eaten piece of furniture)

-- Antonio

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#8 posted 01-05-2010 02:19 PM

Another beautiful work, geat craftsmanship as usual

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#9 posted 01-05-2010 02:20 PM

thumbs up. .and that little piece of bark at the back…. clinging on … perfection

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 01-05-2010 02:26 PM

That’s a different piece for you…... and nicely done I might add. Hope the bark stays on for you.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#11 posted 01-05-2010 02:32 PM

Joe, this is a very interesting turning. It is good to see you doing something different to “stretch” your talents.

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

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#12 posted 01-05-2010 02:34 PM

Mmh said it very well. Primitive yet elegant.

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#13 posted 01-05-2010 04:05 PM

beautiful, great job, I like the thin jaggedness of the bark, really wild and raw.

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

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#14 posted 01-05-2010 04:51 PM

Very nice turning. Keeping the bark intact is not the easiest thing in the world to do. I especially like the “hanging bark” piece that is sticking out in air, very nice touch.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#15 posted 01-05-2010 05:17 PM

Very cool! And I just happen to have the perfect place to display it.
Have you considered turning goblets?! I’d LOVE to see what you could do with a couple of those!

-- Cheers and God Bless

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