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Project by trifern posted 837 days ago 1775 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hollow form vessel measuring approximately 4.75 inches wide by 6.5 inches tall turned from spalted hackberry. This piece will be raffled off tonight at the Central Illinois Woodturners meeting. It is part of the “Bring Back” piece. The “Bring Back” program is a way for our club to raise money and give it’s members a chance to own other members work. The winner of this piece will also receive a chunk of wood from me. They will in turn create something from the chunk of wood and bring it back for the next raffle.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.





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Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 837 days ago

Gotta love that grain pattern! Hope it catches a nice donation.

-- Bob A in NJ

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LittlePaw

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#2 posted 837 days ago

I love the continuation idea. Eventually everyone – maybe – could become a link in the chain. Did you start this, or has it been going on for some time?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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Bearpie

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#3 posted 837 days ago

Very nice spalt pattern, I assume you called it Pig Pen cause it looks dirty? Job well done!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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trifern

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#4 posted 837 days ago

Thanks Paul, our club started this a couple of years ago. I was the first one and this is the first time I have won since the inception.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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trifern

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#5 posted 837 days ago

Erwin, it was named after Charlie Brown’s dirty friend, “Pig Pen.”

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Roger

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#6 posted 837 days ago

just beautiful as always

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Doe

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#7 posted 837 days ago

I wish I could get a ticket! It’s beautiful.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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branch

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#8 posted 837 days ago

hi i like it lovely spalted in it
branch

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robbiethewood

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#9 posted 837 days ago

LOVE grain pattern nice form
well done

-- http://robbiethewoodturner.net/

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Cozmo35

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#10 posted 836 days ago

Beautiful!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Kindlingmaker

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#11 posted 836 days ago

A wonderful and interesting piece and the raffling idea of your club is really great.

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

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tamboti

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#12 posted 836 days ago

Hi The form top notch really works well with the spalting lovely piece great club idea. Regards Tamboti

-- Africa is not for sissies

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trifern

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#13 posted 836 days ago

Thanks for all the kind remarks.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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rejo55

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#14 posted 834 days ago

You done good on two levels.
1—- Great job on the turning
2—- You found a use for hackberry.

This is the first thing I’ve ever seen made out of hackberry. All I’ve ever seen hackberry do well was fall down.
Hmmm. Maybe I can do something with the next one that falls at the old place that flooded.

Have a good’un

Joe

-- rejo55, East Texas

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CFrye

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#15 posted 40 days ago

Have never seen Hackberry, spalted or otherwise. Beautiful. Now I am even more eager to get some a friend has set aside! Thank you for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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