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Project by trifern posted 02-21-2009 01:43 AM 1764 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form was turned from end grain, river birch. It measures 7.75 inches by 4.5 inches and is finished with aniline dyes and spray lacquer. All comments and 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 02-21-2009 01:55 AM

Hey Joe – I like the dark deep finish, with shades of blue in it. What kind of laquer are you using?

-- Dan Wiggins

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#2 posted 02-21-2009 02:03 AM

Aptly named. I admire your work. I have a small wood lathes (actually 2 of them) but I have yet to use them. While I don’t know what’s holding me back, just always find something else that needs to be done. Anyway, thanks for posting your work, it is inspirational.

-- Gary D.

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#3 posted 02-21-2009 02:11 AM

Another one already…..... ?? You sure have that shape down pat…. Nice as always. Don’t you get tired of the same shape over and over ?

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#4 posted 02-21-2009 02:24 AM

Very nice Joe! I always enjoy the finish that you put on all your pieces. Someday, I’m going to get a lathe and do some turning…

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

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#5 posted 02-21-2009 02:28 AM

Joe, looks great. I like the way the lighter blue is showing through the black.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#6 posted 02-21-2009 02:36 AM

Great color. It looks darger on the top…was that intentional or just the way the grain is?

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

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#7 posted 02-21-2009 02:41 AM

Golly dang Joe. How do you get the time to turn out this many bowls and vessels. I really like this one as well. How about a blog on your tcechnigue for these dyes you use?

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

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#8 posted 02-21-2009 03:33 AM

This one looks great too, outstanding work.

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#9 posted 02-21-2009 03:47 AM

I love this vessel, it would go perfect in my living room… Could you possibly give a description of how to do the dying process?

-- San Diego, CA

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#10 posted 02-21-2009 03:52 AM

Another beauty for the gallery. Nice shape, cool color. Yikes!!

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

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#11 posted 02-21-2009 04:24 AM

Ooooooooh. A black beauty for sure. I’m still awaiting delivery of Nebula. I’ve got a place for it on my shelf. . .

-- "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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#12 posted 02-21-2009 04:16 PM

Beautiful color but the birch grain doesn’t “pop” as well as the maple! Your vase “Nebula” is still by far the best. I also like the one titled “Punk” and wonder how well that spalted grain would look in color. I would also wonder that instead of using a spray lacquer topcoat, of opting for gloss polyurethane? The glass like finish should make the grain jump right off the vase. But regardless, you’re turning out some beautiful work. Keep it up!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#13 posted 02-21-2009 05:05 PM

What do you live at the lathe !!!Another great one!!Keep them coming.

-- Scott NM,

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#14 posted 02-22-2009 09:51 AM

Very nice.

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

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#15 posted 02-28-2009 10:58 PM

Very cool Joe. I love the subtle color changes in this one as in Nebula.

Thanks for sharing it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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