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Project by trifern posted 04-25-2010 04:34 AM 2880 views 5 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vessel was made as a confirmation gift to my 14 year old daughter.

It is turned from end grain, fiddle back maple. It measures approximately 9.5 inches tall by 6.5 inches wide. It is finished with aniline dyes and wipe-on poly.

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 04-25-2010 04:44 AM

Very very nice! LOve THE sHaPe aND The colOR> Reminds me oF A CaTs eye>>>

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#2 posted 04-25-2010 04:54 AM

Nice one Joe

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#3 posted 04-25-2010 04:55 AM

once again ,joe .

excellent work !

are you over jackson pollock yet (LOL) ?

your shapes are so smooth ,
and the wood is outrageous .

thanks for sharing .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 04-25-2010 05:06 AM

Spectacular – God Bless

-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!

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#5 posted 04-25-2010 05:17 AM

Thanks everyone. David, I am not through playing with acrylics yet. However, i did just score a stash of fiddle back maple so I may being dyeing a few pieces in the near future.

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

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#6 posted 04-25-2010 05:20 AM

Another beauty. Really like the bark inclusion – always like seeing how something like that will turn out in a vessel and it sure gives it a lot of character. Your finishes are always impeccable. Nicely done.


-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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#7 posted 04-25-2010 05:38 AM

Joe: Another beautiful piece.

-- 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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#8 posted 04-25-2010 06:39 AM

Nice looking gift for a special purpose. Great job Joe.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#9 posted 04-25-2010 07:43 AM

SWEET!!!!!!! The shape is perfect. The finish is perfect. Surviving the initial chatter when you turned it must have been fun, but well worth the ride. I love it…......

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#10 posted 04-25-2010 03:56 PM

Awesome job Joe. great flow on your vessel’s form, also like the bark exclusion. another grade A++++ job.

I would like to try my hand at wood dyes any tips for a newbie? which aniline dyes did you use?

-- Jeff, Missouri ,"Just because your not bleeding, dont mean your turning safely!"..............

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#11 posted 04-25-2010 03:58 PM

As always Joe, it is a beautiful piece. One that I am sure your daughter will cherish always and more the older she gets. I wish you were closer I would like to take some lessons from you. But alas, I am on the far side of Michigan.

The SedcoKid

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#12 posted 04-25-2010 04:03 PM

Thanks everyone.

Here is a link to my “how to” blog…

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

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#13 posted 04-25-2010 05:01 PM

Beautiful piece Joe. Worthy of both the sentiment and the young lady you created it for.

And…if that picture is of your garage…where do you park your car?!

-- "I am not young enough to know everything." JM Barrie

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#14 posted 04-25-2010 05:46 PM

Beautiful!! This is truly an eye catching piece. Keep up the good work.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#15 posted 04-25-2010 07:27 PM

Lucky young lady, confirmation would be a perfect time for a gift of wood. That and a little slap on the cheek. LOL. Gorgeous piece. God Bless.

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

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