\"Sunflower\" Vessel

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Project by Bearpie posted 05-14-2010 12:42 AM 2344 views 4 times favorited 26 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 05-14-2010 12:46 AM

Wow I would be thrilled too. Beautiful.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 05-14-2010 01:11 AM

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

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#3 posted 05-14-2010 01:19 AM

amazing. beautiful.

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

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#4 posted 05-14-2010 02:00 AM

Fabulous grain…..fantastic finish!

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

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#5 posted 05-14-2010 02:11 AM

very nice piece, i love that finish.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#6 posted 05-14-2010 02:16 AM

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 05-14-2010 02:36 AM

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

-- John @

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#8 posted 05-14-2010 03:37 AM

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

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

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#9 posted 05-14-2010 03:45 AM

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

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#10 posted 05-14-2010 04:32 AM

Great work and the dye is a plus

-- Ray,Iowa

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#11 posted 05-14-2010 04:39 AM

Beautiful! And such a brilliant finish.

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#12 posted 05-14-2010 04:53 AM

Beautiful vessel Erwin!

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

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#13 posted 05-14-2010 06:07 AM

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

-- "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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#14 posted 05-14-2010 06:29 AM

Outstanding piece. Looks like it is on fire.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#15 posted 05-14-2010 07:17 AM

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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