To late for the contest

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Project by jockmike2 posted 08-01-2010 10:25 PM 2728 views 0 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My theme was going to be a sunset in New Mexico, kind of honering Patron. In the different times of day you can see the different colors of the desert sunset in the colors of the scrub cactus, osage and brush. Always changing colors as the sun sinks slowly in the west, ever changing, ever flowing. This is long grain maple and I owe Trifern thanks for borrowing his wonderful idea of layering dyes to get the different layers of browns and reds in the finish. Which also was done in rub on poly and polishing wax. Thanks for looking and feel free to critique. mike

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

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#1 posted 08-01-2010 10:45 PM

bummer that you didnt make it in…very nice project—-the last picture is spectacular (they are all nice—-but that one is my favorite)...

several years ago I did not realize the deadline time was central time…and I missed posting my first adirondack chair a few hours late…I posted a picture of the project and what was done at the official time the contest ended…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#2 posted 08-01-2010 10:52 PM

Very nice, Mike. I really like it.

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

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#3 posted 08-01-2010 11:01 PM

Thanks guys, I liked it too.

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

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#4 posted 08-01-2010 11:11 PM

Great vessel Mike.

You are always a winner in my book!

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

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#5 posted 08-01-2010 11:14 PM

Ver nice! Looks very beautiful.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#6 posted 08-01-2010 11:16 PM

Sure looks good from here!

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

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#7 posted 08-01-2010 11:40 PM

very nice BuD ! I mean really nice

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

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#8 posted 08-02-2010 12:03 AM

Thanks guys, I liked it too. Thanks Joe, that means a lot coming from you.

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

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#9 posted 08-02-2010 12:55 AM

Heck, who cares about a contest when you can do this type of stuff – it’s a winner, YOU’RE a winner. And a nice sentiment to Patron.


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#10 posted 08-02-2010 01:49 AM

Very nice, a real treasure for a life time – this work would have my vote!

Tony Ward

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#11 posted 08-02-2010 02:03 AM

It is very pretty!

-- Janice

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#12 posted 08-02-2010 02:12 AM

Mike very nice. Sorry I wasn’t able to help you get it online.

I didn’t get home until 6:30

-- 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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#13 posted 08-02-2010 02:28 AM

beautiful vessel , mike

you realy captured the feel of the desert changes ,
it’s doing that outside right now ,
the setting sun , and the clouds playing with the colors .

thank you for thinking of me through this ,
you honor me .

i’m all choked up !

i’m eating german chocolate cake too ,
so that may have something to do with it , LOL .

-- 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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#14 posted 08-02-2010 02:29 AM

Not a problem Karson. It’s my fault, I just didn’t have time before I left and the wife was chewing on my heels. Thanks everyone. The comments mean a lot comming from true artists.

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

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#15 posted 08-02-2010 03:40 AM

Awesome vessel Mike. So now I can add finishes to the list of items to watch you do on the lathe. Just when you thought class was over huh? ;)


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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