Orange Hollow

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Project by trifern posted 08-16-2008 05:45 PM 1524 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 08-16-2008 05:47 PM


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 08-16-2008 05:48 PM

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

-- Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 08-16-2008 05:49 PM

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.

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#4 posted 08-16-2008 06:04 PM

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 08-16-2008 06:07 PM


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 08-16-2008 06:16 PM

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 08-16-2008 07:15 PM

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 08-16-2008 08:24 PM

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 08-16-2008 09:01 PM

beautiful work

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#10 posted 08-16-2008 09:40 PM

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

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#11 posted 08-16-2008 09:41 PM

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 08-17-2008 12:56 AM

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 08-17-2008 12:56 AM

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 08-17-2008 02:21 AM


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

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#15 posted 08-17-2008 03:17 PM

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

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

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