\"Sunflower\" Vessel

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Project by Bearpie posted 1519 days ago 1950 views 4 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This vessel was turned from a Maple crotch and had awesome markings but the wood coloring was drab so I enhanced it with dyes using Trifern’s methods. I was thrilled with the results. The vessel was turned green and dyed first with black then red and finally yellow. Finished with Wipe on Poly. My wife said it looked like half of a sunflower hence the name. It measures 6 1/4” H x 5 3/4” D.

Enjoy looking and comments or critiques welcomed!

Erwin Jacksonville,FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#1 posted 1519 days ago

Wow I would be thrilled too. Beautiful.

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#2 posted 1519 days ago

the dye work is gorgeous, and I like you kept the vessel simple to show off the character of the wood

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#3 posted 1519 days ago

amazing. beautiful.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#4 posted 1519 days ago

Fabulous grain…..fantastic finish!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 1519 days ago

very nice piece, i love that finish.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#6 posted 1519 days ago

very nice vessel, awesome job on your finish..

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

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#7 posted 1519 days ago

You certainly brought that piece to life with your finishing. Beautiful work!.

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#8 posted 1519 days ago

Very nice work. The bottom half grain markings and reflections are beautful. Thanks for sharing your work with us.

-- TheQueTip, Round Rock Texas - All tools I've purchased from Harbor Freight eventually became a hammer.

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#9 posted 1519 days ago

WOW! That looks so good. Like the shape too.

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#10 posted 1519 days ago

Great work and the dye is a plus

-- Ray,Iowa

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#11 posted 1519 days ago

Beautiful! And such a brilliant finish.

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#12 posted 1519 days ago

Beautiful vessel Erwin!

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

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#13 posted 1518 days ago

Interesting visual effects! It looks like Salvador Dali and Vincent Van Gogh collaborated and had a go at wood turning!

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#14 posted 1518 days ago

Outstanding piece. Looks like it is on fire.

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#15 posted 1518 days ago

It looks like a hologram in wood! Or 3d perhaps, certainly not just a vessel. It’s something that I’d say would fetch a LOT of money!


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