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Maple hollow form measuring approximately 5.5 inches wide by 6.5 inches tall. Finished with aniline dyes and wipe-on poly.
All comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
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#1 posted 03-08-2011 01:10 AM
that is beautiful Joe!love the color, the shape, the finish… amazing!
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#2 posted 03-08-2011 01:11 AM
Whoever said you can’t trump nature is wrong…you did it. I am amazed at the depth you’ve coaxed out of that very nice turning. This wood looks a whole lot better after you messed with it. Without the aniline dye job (and a couple of other special, neat things!) I bet you’d be still working on this, not posting it. Home Run times ten. StephenPS would really like an explanation of the detail around the hole in the vessel.
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#3 posted 03-08-2011 01:13 AM
Joe – Hadn’t seen one of your beautiful works for a bit. This one is stunning. what are the dots by the opening? Once again, your color and finish is spectacular…..Even the pictures are great…...what do you use as a background for the photos?
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#4 posted 03-08-2011 01:34 AM
Thanks for the kind remarks. The detail around the opening was carved with a small round burr and then filled with yellow acrylic paint. I use a roll of white paper for the background when photographing.
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#5 posted 03-08-2011 01:34 AM
Wow! that is awesome! that really just pops. very nice
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#6 posted 03-08-2011 01:49 AM
You came up with a lovely shade of purple.I have been trying to find that color purple to put on my vase for a cousin who is just crazy about purple. I did come up with a purple dye but it was a sickly shade, not vibrant like yours! You made a winner!
Erwin, Jacksonville, FL
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#7 posted 03-08-2011 02:08 AM
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#8 posted 03-08-2011 02:35 AM
The Master is at it again,,,,,,Wow!!!! Looking good! Another master piece for sure.
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
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#9 posted 03-08-2011 02:40 AM
Another beauty. The detail around the opening really compliments it.
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#10 posted 03-08-2011 02:46 AM
Wow, great color.
-- Alan, Prince George
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#11 posted 03-08-2011 03:00 AM
Beautiful color just when I think you can’t find another color you come up with a new one. Nice treatment of the opening too.
-- Tom D
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#12 posted 03-08-2011 03:02 AM
Another great piece of work. I color really pops out at you. Thanks.
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#13 posted 03-08-2011 03:05 AM
Just beautiful….certainly reminds me of a big juicy concord grape ;-)
-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”
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#14 posted 03-08-2011 03:07 AM
Wow, I am partially color blind and even i can see that that is a cool color. :) very nice form and grain as well I like this piece on all points.
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#15 posted 03-08-2011 03:09 AM
Certainly eye candy, you have the touch.
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