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Project by trifern posted 02-16-2009 02:17 AM 1394 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There is nothing special about this hollow form. It is turned from ordinary end grain maple. It measures 4.75 inches by 6.75 inches. This piece is practice with aniline dyes and my airbrush. A friend of mine has ordered a drum kit made of maple. He wants me to finish it for him. He likes my colored pieces and thinks the technique lends itself well to drums. I wanted to pick some boring grain to color so he can get an idea of what to expect. Most of my colored pieces have made with some pretty special wood.

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 02-16-2009 02:19 AM

There is nothing special about it? Oh, You mean besides the fact that it’s absolutely awesome?.. LOL… It looks great, another wonderful piece.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#2 posted 02-16-2009 02:20 AM

Thats a pretty piece Joe, are you going to turn any bigger pieces? Have you done the gallery thing yet?

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 02-16-2009 02:46 AM

Got another commission huh? Very cool. Another nice looking hollow form. Drums huh? Good luck. Does that mean you gotta stretch cow hide over it or make it all out of wood? Nice looking color. You really are doing something special, I hope you are aware of that. LOL, I mean you’d have to be like blind, right? Good luck with it all Joe. Mike

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

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#4 posted 02-16-2009 02:53 AM

Joe…very nice. I like the darkened effect at the top and bottom. I agree I think that will like nice on drums.

Thanks for showing it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#5 posted 02-16-2009 03:00 AM

Looks great. At first glance this could be mistaken for an acorn. Should look great on a drum kit.

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

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#6 posted 02-16-2009 03:03 AM

I think that the foot treatment you are using shows considerable development compared to your earlier forms. You are a very quick study. The neck is a little too flat for the rest of the form, and you might try following the upper curve into a small ogee to get to the next level. Good progress- love the color work.


-- Steven

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#7 posted 02-16-2009 03:17 AM

Really nice color. Looks like a sunrise.

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

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#8 posted 02-16-2009 03:42 AM

Well, Joe you did a great finish on this one also. I like the shape and the color.

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

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#9 posted 02-16-2009 06:23 AM

Beautiful rich, warm color. The shape is quite lovely too. I would say it’s subtle, but not boring or plain. Very nicely done.

-- "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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#10 posted 02-17-2009 01:46 AM

Another beautiful piece. I also like the shape and the color turned out great.

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

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#11 posted 02-18-2009 06:21 AM

Thanks for all the feedback. My friend was thrilled with the color and thinks it will look great on his drum.

Dan, I have a concept floating in my head for a larger piece. That hunk of wood is in line, but a couple of pieces back. I have not pursued the gallery gig yet. I did jury in to an art show scheduled for March 21st. Hopefully Obama’s spendulous package will have kicked in by then.

Steve, thank you for your honest critique. It is constructive criticism that allows me to develop and grow.

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

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