Vessel with Inlace inserts.

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Have been a big admirer of Ray Allen’s work so took the inspiration to copy one of his vessel plans and add one of my own feature ring designs. I called the piece Odyssey. The vessel is made mostly of Birds eye maple. The Feature ring is composed of Koa, yellow heart, maple, ebony and Inlace. The accent rings at the top and bottom are Blood wood and maple with separation rings of Hawaiian Ohi’a. Learned a lesson on this – the Inlace has a tendency to slip out of the round holes while turning – Inlace doesn’t adhere well to hardwood – so after roughing, I poured some thin CA on each of the round Inlace plugs, allowed it to soak down into the wood and then hit it with activator which seemed to bind the Inlace well to the vessel. Vessel is approx.. 8 inches in Dia as well as hight. As always, Comments or suggestions are deeply appreciated.

-- John, Brentwood, CA

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#1 posted 530 days ago

What a beautiful looking bowl…thanks for sharing with us

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#2 posted 530 days ago

Thats a fabulous looking piece John, you certainly picked a master to copy from.
Very nice work indeed

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

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#3 posted 530 days ago

hi very nice piece i like it


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#4 posted 530 days ago

Great work on this beautiful turning. I also greatly admire Ray Allen’s vessels and I think this piece is in the true spirit of his work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 530 days ago

All I can say is that the vase looks superb like all of your turnings. Your work is really beautiful to look at and thank you for posting.

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#6 posted 530 days ago

Very handsome Vessel! It’s a BIG like for me!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#7 posted 530 days ago

That is amazing. I wish there was a tutorial about how to make these glue-ups out there somewhere.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#8 posted 530 days ago

Great work on this project. I really like your feature ring. Thanks for posting.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#9 posted 530 days ago

One word… Stunning!

Keep up the great work!

-- Don't mind me, I'm just soaking up knowledge

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#10 posted 529 days ago

RusselAP Try this link. Just scroll to the bottom and watch Denny Edwards videos. You can learn a lot from them.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 529 days ago

John: stunning vessel..great bold round shape, great color choices, and a nice upgrade with the inlace in your featureband. Super vessel.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#12 posted 529 days ago

A real beauty! Colors are wonderful and the attention to detail shows your great craftsmanship!

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

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#13 posted 529 days ago

Beautiful Vessel!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#14 posted 529 days ago

Very nice work John. your assembly is perfect. nice design and finish. keep smiling John

-- retired and smiling

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#15 posted 528 days ago

How wonderfully done! That is such an astounding project! The finish and the color explains your excellent craftsmanship! Just amazing!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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