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Project by trifern posted 03-11-2010 04:40 AM 1475 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vessel is turned from a piece of end grain cherry a friend sent me. It was turned spitting wet so the form has moved a little. It measures approximately 8 inches tall by 7.5 inches wide. It is finished with acrylics.

All comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.

Thanks Lou!

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

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#1 posted 03-11-2010 04:42 AM

well done again … you are in the ZONE

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

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#2 posted 03-11-2010 04:55 AM

When I grow up, I want to learn to turn hollow forms like you.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#3 posted 03-11-2010 06:35 AM

Very nice Joe and it’s bigger than your usual. Cooooool.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 03-11-2010 07:36 AM

Beautiful surface there. Nice subtle form as well.
Are your pieces generally turned from green wood? Is this?

-- jn

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#5 posted 03-11-2010 11:00 AM


-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 03-11-2010 02:46 PM

Joe, you certainly are a magician. That is a gorgeous piece. Is the acrylic slightly transparent?

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#7 posted 03-11-2010 03:38 PM

“honey look thats what Ive been spending hours in front of the lathe trying to do” Very nice some day I will figure out the paticulars of how to do one myself. Mostly need to talk the boss into letting me spend money on tools. Yeah right. Thanks for posting thanks for the inspiration.

-- wooley

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#8 posted 03-11-2010 05:42 PM

Joe: another superb vessel. Very nice.

-- 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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#9 posted 03-12-2010 02:46 AM

Very pretty.

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#10 posted 03-12-2010 05:01 AM

Thanks for all the feedback.

Most of the hollow forms I create are from green wood. This piece was wetter than most. I believe it was recently harvested.

The acrylic paints were thinned with acrylic glaze. This creates a translucent paint that allows some of the grain to show through. I was trying to create the look of cherry burl.

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

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