Maple and Red Heart vessel

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Project by john925 posted 1040 days ago 1532 views 12 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Second attempt at turned Vessel. I took to heart some comments I received about keeping the curve consistent and not incorporating a return sweep on the foot. I think this one turned out much better then the lace wood vessel I posted earlier. I especially liked the Firey look of the red Heart wood which is why I chose it for the feature ring – sort of looks like a picture of a burning landscape. I also used some Ebony for the first time on this one which I really liked. I often sell my bowls but just can’t part with this one – wife loves it too much. Vessel is approx. 7 inchs at the middle in dia. and approx. 9 inchs tall.

-- John, Brentwood, CA

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#1 posted 1040 days ago

I agree with you on the red heart – very pretty. Might be interpreted as a desert sunset as well…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 1040 days ago

When I opened the projects page, this immediately caught my eye. It is beautiful and I see why your wife likes it so much. Great job!!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#3 posted 1040 days ago

Beautiful. I do love the burning landscape. very nice

-- Theresa,

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#4 posted 1040 days ago

I love it!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#5 posted 1040 days ago

Wow. Absolutely amazing!

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#6 posted 1040 days ago

That’s really eye catching, great work on a lovely piece.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#7 posted 1040 days ago

Very nice segmented piece, really like the colors, great finish and build. All around a very beautiful vase.

-- Tom D

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#8 posted 1040 days ago

Do you have any pics of your work from start to finish. I would like to see how you put these bowls together. Thanks.


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#9 posted 1040 days ago

Super looking bowl. I wouldn’t part with it either.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#10 posted 1040 days ago

A real beauty! Love the red in the middle wow!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 1040 days ago

Will make a great cookie jar…......... Nice shape, nice wood selections, and the joints all look good from here. Well done.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#12 posted 1040 days ago

Smoking hot bowl. I’ve never really cared much for the segmented bowls because I’m too lazy to go through all the set up and meticulous creation process. But this one just might make me give it a shot…and that’s saying a LOT because there are tons of segemented bowls on LJs. That is just a beautiful bowl and I’ve got some redheart out there in that garage. Wondering how it’ll age in the light though…hate for you to lose that vibrance.


-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#13 posted 1040 days ago

NASA pictures of the Mars landscape? Amazing showpiece!

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#14 posted 1040 days ago

Very appealing.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#15 posted 1040 days ago

Thanks for your kind remarks – but sorry I don’t have any pictures of the build up however there is a wonderful video on line done by Melcome Tibbetts at Under his how to link there is a segment called Seggy’s Dream – I highly recommend it – it’s a cute little video of how vessels and segmented projects are built.

-- John, Brentwood, CA

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