Orange Hollow

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Project by trifern posted 2195 days ago 1315 views 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another hollow form I have been working on. It is turned from orange agate and maple. It is finished with Seal-A-Cell and Briwax. I still have quite a bit to master with the hollow forms, but I’m having fun trying to figure it all out.

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

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#1 posted 2195 days ago


Looks like the lathe is back up and running to perfection.


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

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#2 posted 2195 days ago

Sweet!!! Great craftsmanship. Love the wood grain on the orange agate.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 2195 days ago

As always, wow! I have yet to try hollowing but looking forward to it. You’re giving me inspiration! Thanks!

I’ll have to look into orange agate as well. Very nice color and figure.

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#4 posted 2195 days ago

another fine example of your turning mastery. I really enjoy your projects. thanks for the inspiration

-- I came, I saw, I pondered...

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#5 posted 2195 days ago


Very nice, beautiful color. You are turning yourself into a true craftsman. Very good turn.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#6 posted 2195 days ago

Spectacular Joe, you are really raising the bar with your turning. Great job, just beautiful.

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

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#7 posted 2195 days ago

Looks like you’ve got them mastered as for as I can see.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#8 posted 2194 days ago

Great job Joe!!! Really beautiful work. Glad to see your back up and running, I’ll be posting some center pieces soon out of stone. Ron has ordered one and maybe two, as I’m about to make some out of volga blue granite. It has peacock eyes in it that reflect like foil. I bet your turning a new piece already aren’t you? Keep it up, and have fun.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#9 posted 2194 days ago

beautiful work

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#10 posted 2194 days ago

Beautiful combination of woods and your design is excellent as well ….sweet finish too !

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#11 posted 2194 days ago

You keep turning out some great looking turninz .
I’ve never heard of Orange agate wood what type of wood is it ?
Great work !

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#12 posted 2194 days ago

That one looks like a real challenge Trifern. Well done

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

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#13 posted 2194 days ago

Rj, orange agate is a relatively new wood imported into America. I believe it is from Peru. It resembles cocobolo, except it is orange and does not have the toxic characteristics.

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

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#14 posted 2194 days ago


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

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#15 posted 2194 days ago

Wow! I just don’t know what to say anymore about your turnings.

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

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