What Not

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Project by trifern posted 09-05-2008 11:48 PM 1618 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small What Not vase turned from a nice piece of maple. This piece actually flew off the lathe three times while working on it. This is what’s left, hence the name. It measures 4” tall by 4.5” wide. It is finished with Seal-A-Cell, Wipe-On Poly and Briwax.

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

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#1 posted 09-06-2008 12:17 AM

I think I’d call it “indestuctable” because it looks great, especially for flying off the lathe 3 times. Very nice Joe!!! You do great work. Whats become of the offer from Dennis?

-- Dan Wiggins

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#2 posted 09-06-2008 01:20 AM

Another very nice turning Joe. It looks like it’s becoming second nature to you. Very nice.

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

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#3 posted 09-06-2008 01:22 AM

Joe, that’s another great turning. I love the grain…the spalting combined with the 3D effect of the striping.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#4 posted 09-06-2008 02:09 AM

Another beauty, Joe.

I don’t know much about turning, but I know when you get a piece that keeps flying off the lathe, it’s time to invite someone you don’t like into the shop to watch you work! <eg>

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

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#5 posted 09-06-2008 02:10 AM

it’s a geat looking piece and you have tamed it well!

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#6 posted 09-06-2008 02:34 AM

great looking piece. All I can say is hopefully one of these days!!!!!

-- F.Little

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#7 posted 09-06-2008 04:20 AM

Looks great. Where do you keep getting the inspiration of the next turning?

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#8 posted 09-06-2008 04:22 AM

Very nice as always Joe .another very good turn .

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

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#9 posted 09-06-2008 02:10 PM

Great job Joe! All of your turnings are top notch.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#10 posted 09-06-2008 02:55 PM

Joe, as usual, this is another beautiful piece. You really brought out the character and the grain of the wood with this piece.

Thanks for sharing this.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#11 posted 09-06-2008 08:46 PM

Another beautiful job! I’m amazed at your productivity and the fine quality of all your work. What lathe are you using

-- Calgary Bill

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#12 posted 09-06-2008 10:54 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#13 posted 09-07-2008 01:44 AM

Thank you for all the kind remarks. I really appreciate them all.

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

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#14 posted 09-08-2008 01:11 AM

Nice one Joe. Have a look on my blog on pen finish, it might be of interest.

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

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#15 posted 09-08-2008 02:14 PM

Thanks Grumpy, I’ll have to give it a whirl.

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

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