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Maple hollow form measuring approximately 4.5 inches wide by 6 inches tall.
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 03-16-2011 03:43 AM
Have you done training blogs on these turnings? You are way out of my league! Do you do this for a living?
-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
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#2 posted 03-16-2011 03:46 AM
that’s one cool looking piece of maple Joe!and you made it look even better!
#3 posted 03-16-2011 03:47 AM
Hey Mike, thanks for the feedback. I do not do this full time. I will be doing a blog here on Lumberjocks in May or June. I will discuss how I do hollow forms from start to finish.
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#4 posted 03-16-2011 04:05 AM
Love the color!!! Just gorgeous!!
-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX
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#5 posted 03-16-2011 04:13 AM
Another masterpiece Joe. Love the white and tan mix (is that bleached in or sapwood?)....you get such great blanks to start with….then of course the beautiful work that you do to them….
Wow, a blog from you Joe would be excellent. I’d love to see how you turn such beautiful work.
-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!
#6 posted 03-16-2011 04:24 AM
Thanks…this piece is all natural. Yea, the blog should be a lot of fun. I’m still working out some of the details in my head. I will probably do a series starting from selecting wood through applying the finish and all points in between. I am hoping some Lumberjock buddies will follow along with their own hollow forms and post their progress and ask questions.
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#7 posted 03-16-2011 06:31 AM
Another Great looking piece!
Thanks for sharing
-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,
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#8 posted 03-16-2011 06:49 AM
Nice work… ...looking forward to your blog.
-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA
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#9 posted 03-16-2011 11:59 AM
If your blog is half as good as your blog on dying your turnings, I’m sure it will become an instant classic that turners will send the link to everyone they know.
-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com
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#10 posted 03-16-2011 10:29 PM
Beautiful piece of timber masterly crafted, I can see where the title came from
-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got
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#11 posted 03-16-2011 10:38 PM
I thought I saw a puttee-tat !! just awesome
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#12 posted 03-17-2011 01:08 AM
Heck, I don’t wanna sound too dumb but I just can’t see where the title comes from I see a face and the such, but no cat. Anyway… I really like this piece. With the sapwood/hardwood contrast it is quite striking. At first, I thought it was walnut because of the dark wood.
-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)
#13 posted 03-17-2011 01:36 AM
Thanks for all the feedback. I don’t see a feline either. I see a cartoon like face of a fun loving guy.
This wood came from my parents yard. I used to climb this tree in my youth. The story is one day I was getting into mischief by climbing on the tree. My mother kept yelling “Joseph, get down from there before you get hurt.” I kept ignoring her and she kept yelling.
After a while, a friend of the family, Joe Mangieri, came over and apologized to my mother. He was across the street building a house. He was up on a ladder and thought my mother was yelling at him.
Mr. Mangieri never let me forget this story. As I grew older, I realized all his good friends called him “cat…”
#14 posted 03-17-2011 10:34 AM
Fasinating, it’s a bit like looking at rolling clouds, we each “see what we see” if this is rotated 90 to the right I can see a cat, curled with a spread fluffy tail for sure, maybe thats because we have four cats & a dog & the numerous poses / angles we see simply suggests a cat to my eye, possibly reinforced by the title!? interesting ehI have superimposed a sketch but dont know how to post it ? could be my browser!!
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#15 posted 03-17-2011 01:36 PM
Nice Joe, I’ll be looking forward to that blog. I am really looking forward to seeing what tools you use. There are so many types and I’m sure some better than others but all are expensive enough that you’d better like it if you’re going to buy it. When I first saw this piece I was sure it was cherry.
-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.
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