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Project by trifern posted 1465 days ago 1813 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.

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#1 posted 1465 days ago

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.

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#2 posted 1465 days ago

Well done, I really like this one.

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

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#3 posted 1465 days ago

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

-- RStadler

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#4 posted 1465 days ago

Great color combo.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#5 posted 1465 days ago

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

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#6 posted 1465 days ago

A beautiful hollow form and your finishing is outstanding!

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

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#7 posted 1465 days ago

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


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#8 posted 1465 days ago

Really beautiful, Joe

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#9 posted 1465 days ago

Excellent job! Nice crisp graining.

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#10 posted 1465 days ago


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 †

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#11 posted 1465 days ago

Another winner Joe. Glorious.

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

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#12 posted 1465 days ago

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

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#13 posted 1451 days ago

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.


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#14 posted 1450 days ago

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

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#15 posted 1422 days ago

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 -- --

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