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Project by trifern posted 02-12-2009 03:07 AM 1701 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form is turned from end grain, European White Poplar. It measures 7.25 inches by 4.5 inches and is finished with Waterlox. The wood and it’s grain is a little unusual. All comments, especially critiques, are welcomed and appreciated.

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

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#1 posted 02-12-2009 03:08 AM

A mighty purdy piece Joe, you’ve really got your turnings down in flowing beauty.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#2 posted 02-12-2009 03:34 AM

The grain and color are quite unusual. The grain cuts off in layers as if it were a laminated piece. It would be interesting to see what the piece of wood looked like before you turned it. I think that would give an even more incredible view of what you start with and end up with. I like the shape of this, as it has a nice bold, round shoulder and the simple lines are elegant. The foot and mouth are a nice porportion and finished nicely. Very nice piece.

Do you have all of your pieces displayed together?

-- "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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#3 posted 02-12-2009 03:37 AM

Joe, another amazing turning. Was this one piece or did you laminate the pieces up?

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#4 posted 02-12-2009 05:02 AM

Thanks everyone. Yes, it is one piece of wood. I have never seen this kind of wood before. It has some interesting grain and turned like a dream. This piece was turned start to finish in about an hour and a half.

Here are a couple of photos of some wood cut from the same tree.

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

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#5 posted 02-12-2009 05:06 AM

Nice! Great eye for the wood.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#6 posted 02-12-2009 05:51 AM

Your choice of woods and skill always combine to make a winner

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#7 posted 02-12-2009 03:38 PM

Beautiful grain Joe, just gorgeous, like you havent heard that before, huh. Love the finish of course.

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

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#8 posted 02-13-2009 12:12 AM

Joe, normally I’m not a fan of poplar, because most of what’s available around here has a pale green hue, but man this is beautiful. Nice job.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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