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This segmented hollow vessel is made of 234 pieces of pine. I used a gloss wipe on poly for the exterior and tung oil for the inside and bottom.

The story behind this piece is my capturing the empty feeling caused by the death of my younger brother Sam this past October.

The over all shape, while close to the original design, is off a little I think… what are your thoughts?
all comments welcome.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 04-07-2011 06:13 AM

A unique turning and a special way to express your loss. My heart felt feelings for you and your loss Darryl
This is a very special piece, so very well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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lightweightladylefty

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#2 posted 04-07-2011 06:16 AM

Darryl,

The vessel is really lovely. The missing pieces show off how uniformly thin the walls are. It must have been an incredible challenge to turn (or did you remove the pieces after turning?) Thanks for sharing.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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lew

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#3 posted 04-07-2011 06:22 AM

Darryl,
Beautiful turning. I know your brother would be honored by the tribute.
Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Bearpie

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#4 posted 04-07-2011 07:31 AM

Darryl, The jagged hole in the vessel must match the hole in your heart, a loss like that would never be easy! Please accept my condolences! This is a very meaningful piece and one to be treasured! It is beautiful.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#5 posted 04-07-2011 08:43 AM

Beautiful turning of the hollow vessel. The hole in the vessel is symbolic of the pain in your heart on loss of your younger brother. Let his sole lie in peace.

Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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peteg

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#6 posted 04-07-2011 09:49 AM

Hey Darryl, thats a pretty jagged piece just riped out, your young brother Sam understandably left a big hole in your world, that is one very lovely jig saw of life as you see it right now,
I guess this piece will always be around you, a powerful treasure, I am sure Sam will just love the shape / design :)))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Tag84

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#7 posted 04-07-2011 11:24 AM

Hi Darryl, what a sad story. But i love the symbolism in the beautiful bowl, all the best.

-- -Thomas -

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littlecope

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#8 posted 04-07-2011 12:01 PM

I am so sorry for your loss my Friend…
The Vessel is beautiful, and the missing pieces are very evocative of what you must be feeling…
My hope, is that you found some solace in creating this wonderful tribute to your Brother…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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ellen35

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#9 posted 04-07-2011 12:19 PM

What a wonderful way to acknowledge the missing part of your life. I like this one the best of all… it is beautiful and has meaning.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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matt garcia

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#10 posted 04-07-2011 01:34 PM

I think it expresses your feelings beautifully. Nice job!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 04-07-2011 01:35 PM

It’s beautiful and finished very nicely; however, I’m so sorry about your terrible loss.

-- 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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darryl

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#12 posted 04-07-2011 01:37 PM

Thank you everyone for your kind and supportive words. Creating this piece has helped me in ways I cannot explain.

On the technical aspect of the piece, the missing segments were left out during the final glue-up. Turning really wasn’t much of an issue. Sanding though did require a sanding block. The overall size is approx 6” x 6”.

thanks again.

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#13 posted 04-07-2011 01:52 PM

Excellent job on the piece, sorry for the loss of your brother.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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SPalm

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#14 posted 04-07-2011 02:09 PM

That is an extremely nice piece.
And the thought that went into it is touching.

Thanks for sharing this,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#15 posted 04-07-2011 03:58 PM

Gorgeous piece with a lot of special meaning. Nicely done.

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