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Project by trifern posted 05-01-2010 03:52 PM 1797 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vessel is turned from fiddle back maple. It is finished with aniline dyes and wipe-on poly. It measures approximately 6 inches by 4.75 inches. 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 05-01-2010 03:56 PM

Another great piece… are you going to make a stand for it, or just let it lie there? either way it is a great piece of art. Thanks as always for sharing

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#2 posted 05-01-2010 04:00 PM

Thanks, he kinda just lies around…

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

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#3 posted 05-01-2010 04:09 PM

I’ve made a few of these types of vessels, and lots of people are “uncomfortable” with them not standing. It’s very funny to watch them try to stand them up, and then back away like they broke it and don’t want to get caught…

If you want to try something “different”, who says that it has to come down to a point? :-)

-- Steven

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#4 posted 05-01-2010 04:18 PM

Very cool design, but I agree with Steven Antonucci most people like these but rarely buy them because they’re “uncomfortable” I found if I will turn a small donut from some contrasting wood for a stand it somehow makes it ok to touch and reposition, and buy. Still cool dsign keep up the great work.

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#5 posted 05-01-2010 05:32 PM

Your work is wonderful. And I like that you’ve lain it on its side. Just an idea: if I were going to do one of these (and I haven’t the skill yet) it might be interesting to leave the sides thick enough to later joint a true flat spot on the outside for it to rest on when lying down. Then the observer would take it as intentional and see it as a displayed piece of art. Maybe the flat spot could be low enough on the bulge to present the opening neck higher than center. At least it wouldn’t roll! PS- love your tag line. Beautiful work!


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#6 posted 05-01-2010 05:59 PM

Great piece. I kind of like it just resting gently on its side like you have it, but I figure I’ll add to the idea thread …I’ve also seen a little more long and narrow piece shaped like this resting gently in a simple ebony cradle (you could of course make one to hold it vertically, but why not let him stay reclined ;-) )


-- "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 05-01-2010 07:24 PM

Great Piece. Everything about it, the shape, the coloring, and the wood is fantastic.

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#8 posted 05-01-2010 07:31 PM

Really nice color.

Did it crack on you or was there a fault line?

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#9 posted 05-01-2010 10:16 PM

Great looking. Does it get WiFi

-- 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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#10 posted 05-01-2010 11:41 PM

Thanks everyone.

Karson – no WiFi, just MyDye.

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

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#11 posted 05-02-2010 01:54 AM


Another “How did he do that” piece. I find the piece to be very soothing and touchable. The shape is hazelnut-like and very natural. Well done.

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

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#12 posted 05-02-2010 03:35 PM

That is one of those piece that makes you want to pick it up and just hold it for a while. My wife would describe it as “yummy”, and I agree. Very yummy piece. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott Morrison, Montana,

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#13 posted 05-02-2010 06:17 PM

you should put aw bunch o weights on the bottom so it could stand up!!!
beautiful turning trifern

-- The hard work won't take too long, the impossible will take a little longer

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#14 posted 05-03-2010 12:09 AM

Thanks for all the comments, suggestions and feedback. I appreciate them all.

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

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