The Hopi Vessel

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Project by Trackman posted 12-27-2017 05:15 PM 703 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Hopi Vessel. We have family that live in southern Arizona, and I made this as a Christmas present for their home. The vessel is based on a Southwest Native American pottery theme. There are 377 total pieces of cherry, walnut and maple.
This is the largest vessel that I’ve ever made, measuring 15 ½ tall by 15 ½ wide. It turned out okay, but I don’t think I’ll ever attempt anything this large again. This one stretched the capacity of my lathe (and my abilities) to the limit.

-- Trackman, Washington

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#1 posted 12-27-2017 08:16 PM

very nice,great work

-- bambi

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#2 posted 12-27-2017 09:48 PM

Very beautiful work!

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#3 posted 12-27-2017 09:54 PM

Wow that’s a fantastic turning, a real work of art.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#4 posted 12-27-2017 11:12 PM

Love this vase and bet the recipient will to. Designs like this my favorites. What a great finish. I just looked at your projects and really like the things you make plus I try to be a segmented turner. Your stuff is art.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#5 posted 12-27-2017 11:21 PM

Nice project,
down right BEAUTIFUL!!!
And thanks so much for the as you build pictures, I know how hard it is to stop in the middle of a build to take them..

-- Learn More About Making Wooden Models. An Index Of My Model making Blogs.

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#6 posted 12-27-2017 11:56 PM

A Beautiful project! Your build and finish are amazing.

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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#7 posted 12-28-2017 05:06 AM

Exceptional, very nice,

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 12-28-2017 08:03 AM

Great looking vessel.


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#9 posted 12-28-2017 09:18 AM

Very well done and nice looking. It was also nice to see some of your work steps.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 12-28-2017 01:59 PM

This is a wonderful vessel and I love the pattern and wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 12-28-2017 03:10 PM

Looks great. That is a fantastic Christmas present.

-- Julian

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#12 posted 12-28-2017 04:03 PM

looks good.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#14 posted 12-29-2017 08:02 AM

Great job, astonish!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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