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Project by trifern posted 01-02-2015 02:55 PM 3519 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Maple hollow form vessel measuring approximately 6.75 inches tall by 4.5 inches wide. It is colored with watercolors and finished with satin poly. All critiques and comments are welcomed and appreciated.

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

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#1 posted 01-02-2015 02:57 PM

I love how your are able to transform the subtle natural grain of wood into amazing visual effects! The shape of your forms are always exquisite!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#2 posted 01-02-2015 03:38 PM

Another winner.
Is the watercolor process the same/similar technique as the dye process you use?

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#3 posted 01-02-2015 04:27 PM

Quite stunning

-- betterhalf

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#4 posted 01-02-2015 05:26 PM

Another excellent turning. I’m going to get brave and try some of your coloring techniques.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#5 posted 01-02-2015 06:59 PM

You’re certainly back into full swing again Joe, you sure can showcase timber, great job

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

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#6 posted 01-02-2015 07:27 PM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#7 posted 01-02-2015 08:48 PM

Glad to see you posting again. I find your work is inspiring. Any chance you’d be willing to do a blog on using dyes?

-- Glen

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#8 posted 01-02-2015 09:23 PM

Beautiful! But be careful I think Disney has put a trademark/copyright on that name. :)

I would also enjoy a blog about your process for applying dyes.

Thanks for posting and best wishes for a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2015!

-- Leafherder

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#9 posted 01-02-2015 09:25 PM

Agree with Glen. Glad to see you posting again, you are the bar many of us hope to reach :)

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#10 posted 01-02-2015 10:40 PM

This turned out really neat, I love how the watercoloring soaked into the grain

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#11 posted 01-03-2015 01:46 AM

Nice shape, well proportioned, appeals to the eye. The coloring accentuates the grain, without it clear maple is in-distinctive. Well Done

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Alan Hart

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#12 posted 01-03-2015 04:03 AM

Beautiful! I’ve checked out your other hollow form vessels, they are incredible! I’m just starting out at turning. If I can get close to that I’ll be happy.

-- Al Hart

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#13 posted 01-03-2015 01:45 PM

One word….......Beautiful….......okay, 2 words, beautiful and amazing….........ummm, okay, 3 words, beautiful, amazing, and awesome. I think that covers it. :)

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#14 posted 01-05-2015 01:50 AM

Great piece. Saw this on other sites and did not know you were here. Will follow for more inspiration

-- Ron Campbell

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