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Project by trifern posted 12-30-2008 03:01 AM 1959 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vase is turned from end grain hackberry. It stands 6” tall and is 3” wide. I was playing around with the finish which consists of various aniline dyes and tinted wax. The finish gives the illusion of depth within the grain pattern. All comments are welcome and appreciated.

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

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#1 posted 12-30-2008 03:24 AM

I like it. I have seen all your projects and the way you manipulate the colors are admirable.

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#2 posted 12-30-2008 03:34 AM

This looks great Joe, I like the color, I’d like to recommend that you take pictures with some flowers in your vases. White orchid branch would look cool in this.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 12-30-2008 04:08 AM

Nice!!! I like the way this color picks up the grain.

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

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#4 posted 12-30-2008 04:53 AM

Between the colors and your craftsmanship, your turnings are truely awesome.

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

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#5 posted 12-30-2008 05:54 AM

Another beauty Joe.

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

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#6 posted 12-30-2008 06:01 AM

I never would have guessed hackberry. Nice vase.

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#7 posted 12-30-2008 07:10 AM

Joe, very nice. I like what you do with dyes.

I’m curious…how thin are you turning the walls on vases like this?

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#8 posted 12-30-2008 07:14 AM

Thanks Martin, this piece is around 1/8”.

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

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#9 posted 12-30-2008 07:37 AM

The growth rings are incredible in that Hackberry . Where does it grow ? I thought it was PurpleHeart until I enlarged the photos . Nice job , Joe

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

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#10 posted 12-30-2008 03:17 PM

Dusty, Hackberry trees are commonly found throughout the eastern US and is a relative to the elm.

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

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#11 posted 12-30-2008 03:22 PM

Trifern: A very nice piece. Great color.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#12 posted 12-30-2008 04:11 PM

Joe, this is another nice piece. I would never have imagined hackberry could look like this!! I had several small ones growing in my yard and cut down “those nuisance” trees. I will never look on them the same after seeing this. :)

Nice work and keep on turnin’. I really enjoy seeing these posts.

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

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#13 posted 12-30-2008 04:50 PM

Beautiful as always.
The pace at which you are progressing
in your skills and craftsmanship is amazing.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#14 posted 12-31-2008 12:15 AM

Another great job, Joe! Love the near perpendicular grain and the beautiful color!

-- 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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#15 posted 12-31-2008 01:30 AM

very nice!

-- Chris, Pennsylvania

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