Special K

  • Advertise with us
Project by trifern posted 08-17-2010 04:14 AM 1981 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ash hollow form measuring approximately 4.5 inches wide by 6.5 inches tall. It is finished with aniline dyes, wipe-on poly, and tinted wax. All comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.

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

18 comments so far

View Arnold's profile


215 posts in 2654 days

#1 posted 08-17-2010 04:30 AM

You should rename this piece “3D.” I see, what looks like” some greens and reds lines. Looks similar to old 3D movies. Anyone have 3 D glasses that can try out? Classis 3D glasses only.

View cajunpen's profile


14538 posts in 3158 days

#2 posted 08-17-2010 04:39 AM

Well done, I really like this one.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

View imallchalkedup's profile


393 posts in 2073 days

#3 posted 08-17-2010 04:45 AM

Looks kinda like a watermellon, very nice though. Like all your work.

-- RStadler

View Alan's profile


443 posts in 2496 days

#4 posted 08-17-2010 05:11 AM

Great color combo.

-- Alan, Prince George

View sedcokid's profile


2702 posts in 2691 days

#5 posted 08-17-2010 05:31 AM

Another great piece Joe, you sure have a lot of fun with using your analine dyes. Very nice. Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

View Kindlingmaker's profile


2655 posts in 2618 days

#6 posted 08-17-2010 06:04 AM

A beautiful hollow form and your finishing is outstanding!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

View mahadevwood's profile


415 posts in 2111 days

#7 posted 08-17-2010 07:44 AM

Very well done, wonderful design, looking very nice fiber color curve

View PeterM's profile


21 posts in 1996 days

#8 posted 08-17-2010 11:46 AM

Really beautiful, Joe

View prime8's profile


42 posts in 2710 days

#9 posted 08-17-2010 11:55 AM

Excellent job! Nice crisp graining.

-- [\/\/\/\/\/]

View Karson's profile


34994 posts in 3493 days

#10 posted 08-17-2010 03:21 PM


Just eautiful. a great job.

-- 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 †

View jockmike2's profile


10635 posts in 3339 days

#11 posted 08-17-2010 07:06 PM

Another winner Joe. Glorious.

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

View mmh's profile


3649 posts in 2814 days

#12 posted 08-17-2010 08:35 PM

Nicely turned as usual. The grain really does “wiggle” in this piece. It’s interesting how your turning and dye application has brought this grain out so well.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

View William's profile


9517 posts in 1934 days

#13 posted 08-31-2010 03:59 PM

I’m still a beginner in turning and I have a question that I’m hoping you will answer for me. How do you turn the wood inside this. How do you hollow it out. In my “playing around” with it, I can get it started. However, ince I get deep enough into it, it kind of gets to the point where I can’t see how it isn’t very dangerous as my wrist would be very close to the spinning wood at the narrow opening. Also, further in, is there some kind of special rest, or do you just do it by holding chisels “freehand”. I know my questions probably seem naive to most here. I am the firm believer though that the only stupid questions are the one’s not asked.


View AustininKC's profile


33 posts in 1942 days

#14 posted 09-02-2010 02:11 AM

Beautiful work, very nice use of dyes, excellent finish too!

View slartibartfast's profile


32 posts in 2047 days

#15 posted 09-29-2010 08:18 AM

I’ve never used dyes before, but that is one outstanding piece! Maybe one day I will learn to use my new lathe to make great pieces like that…

-- -- From way down in Cajun Country -- Baton Rouge, Louisiana -- --

showing 1 through 15 of 18 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics