Tigre Caspi

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Project by trifern posted 07-31-2008 11:13 PM 3002 views 2 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a little diddy I turned this morning. It is a hollow form practicing with my new Sorby Hollow Master tool. The wood is tigre caspi and is finished with Seal-A-Cell and wipe-on poly.

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

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#1 posted 07-31-2008 11:40 PM

thats crazy. one of my favorites.

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#2 posted 07-31-2008 11:42 PM

very cool! i love the wood grain. since i got my lathe i know that hollowing is hard especially with curves so it must have been a challenge on those curves! thanks for the post.

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#3 posted 08-01-2008 12:06 AM

Very impressive Trifern. Great grain. Is that a hardwood?.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 08-01-2008 12:16 AM

You keep coming up with these gorgeous turnings, and it seems like you comment on every project posted. Don’t you ever sleep, Man??!! :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 08-01-2008 12:22 AM


Your making me anxious about cranking up my own lathe again.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 08-01-2008 12:28 AM

Very cool, I love the wood and how you turned it out. Thanks for welcoming me into LJ – Dan

-- Dan Wiggins

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#7 posted 08-01-2008 01:08 AM

You have an eye for wood that amplifies the quality of your turnings. Absolutely beautful.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#8 posted 08-01-2008 01:43 AM

Joe….that is so cool! I’ve never seen this wood in a project before (only seen the name of it) but this piece is striking! I love the shape/design and the contrast in color and grain. Looks like your “branching” to new aspects of turning.

Tell us more about your impression of the Sorby Hollow Master.

I’ve still not made the decision on which full size lathe to get, but seeing projects like this make me wish I already had it.

Thanks for showing this.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#9 posted 08-01-2008 04:33 AM

More and more beauty everyday.
Joe, are you related to GaryK? I futz along for weeks with a project, and you guys are pumping ‘em them out like kittens, and they are always high end work…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#10 posted 08-01-2008 05:05 AM

Thanks for all the kind remarks. I really appreciate them all.

Grumpy, it is a hardwood similar to marblewood. I picked it up at my local Woodcraft store. The grain pattern is a little different than other pieces I have seen. I picked out the ugliest one I could find. They sometimes have some really beauty hidden somewhere within.

Martin, I will talk more about the Hollow Master at a later date. This is only the second time I have used it. I want to get some more experience before commenting.

Charlie M., sleep is for tired people. I get such an energy boost from turning, I find it difficult to sleep sometimes.

Douglas, GaryK is my brother from another mother. In fact you all are. I think of all you Lumberjocks as brothers and sisters.

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

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#11 posted 08-01-2008 06:00 AM

Nice job there Tri… How did you like the tool?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#12 posted 08-01-2008 03:07 PM


-- kraig stewart

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#13 posted 08-01-2008 03:36 PM

Great piece. That is a work of art. Would look great on my shelf. :)

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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#14 posted 08-01-2008 04:46 PM

I’m continually amazed at your ability to find interesting pieces of wood, with some of the most beautiful grain patterns I’ve seen. To top it off, you have incredible talent in creating flowing lines and shapes that absolutely showcase the beauty of the wood you’ve chosen.

You’re not only a talented woodworker, you’re a talented artist.

Thanks for sharing… keep it up.

-- Ryno

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#15 posted 08-01-2008 06:52 PM

Joe, you have surpassed my abilities by far and I’m happy for you. Beautiful turning. Did you like the Sorby tool? Your turnings are really becoming gallery worthy. What are you doing with them all, selling them?

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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