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Project by trifern posted 03-20-2009 04:55 AM 1972 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First, let me apologize for the number of postings I’ve done the last couple of days. I am finishing up a couple of pieces for an art festival this weekend. I am trying to document them prior to the show.

Second apology, I ran out of battery juice so there are only three photos of this piece.

This hollow form was centered on the piths and turned end grain to show the growth rings. It is turned from catalpa and measures 6.5 inches by 6.5 inches. I airbrushed aniline dyes, applied wipe-on poly, and tinted wax.

All 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 03-20-2009 04:59 AM

I love the global shape and earthy colors. The grain really shows off well here. Please take photos of the art show and post them!

-- "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 03-20-2009 05:00 AM

Great shape.

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

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#3 posted 03-20-2009 05:07 AM

Cool piece, Rj and I are looking at it at the same time, we both like this a lot, the color looks good!!!

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 03-20-2009 05:08 AM

You should apologize, how are we supposed to keep up. This is another gem. Beautiful shape and great colors.

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

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#5 posted 03-20-2009 12:23 PM

Thanks Joe. Another spectacular piece. I agree, take plenty of pics at the show and we all hope you do well at the show. Good Luck….............. Hell, I don’t need to say that…........Joe does well with all his pieces….......LOL

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

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#6 posted 03-20-2009 01:55 PM

Joe, looks to me like you planned the knot as the planet’s famous red spot and the grain as the atmospheric conditions of the planet. Perfect name for a perfect piece!

I didn’t think this would be possible, but at this rate you’ll have a piece for every planet, star and comet in the universe in no time. :) Please don’t apologize, just keep posting them.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#7 posted 03-20-2009 02:06 PM

Joe, this is another wonderful piece. You have nothing to apologize for. I know that all of us enjoy looking at your turnings and I feel comfortable in saying that you can freely post them. They are a delight to view. This one looks, to me at least, as a departure from your usual turning style. Normally you have been producing tall form vases. This one has a more symmetry than those that you usually create. It does achieve a “planetary look” and is aptly named.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#8 posted 03-20-2009 02:09 PM

Another great one! Good luck at the show.

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#9 posted 03-20-2009 03:00 PM

It sure looks like Jupiter to me!

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

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#10 posted 03-20-2009 03:04 PM

Amazingly like Jupiter. Best of luck in the Gallery. I bet you do very well. Heck I know you will. m

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

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#11 posted 03-20-2009 03:58 PM

wow! wow that all I can say. Maybe just maybe one day I will be able to produce such fine work. I guess all I can do is continue to practice

-- wooley

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#12 posted 03-20-2009 11:10 PM

Very nice. Yes, it is Jupiter.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#13 posted 03-21-2009 12:56 PM

Thanks for all the feedback!

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

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#14 posted 03-21-2009 09:18 PM

And you do this calibre of work on a lathe you are not particularily happy with…I can’t imagine what you’d turn out if you had a great lathe. Please do not apologize for posting lots…these are great projects to view.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#15 posted 03-21-2009 11:17 PM

Great vessel ,exelent shape and finnish,I mosly turn my vessels now end grain ,is a bit faster for me that way,very well done

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