2 DYE 4

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Project by trifern posted 06-18-2009 02:54 AM 13196 views 32 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the last piece I will ever turn on my Grizzly lathe. I now have a Jet 1642VS. I am so happy to finally have a real lathe to work on. I turned this piece to document my dyeing process as requested by many. You can read that blog here.

This hollow form vessel is turned from end grain, fiddle back maple. It measures approximately 8.5 inches tall by 5 inches wide. It is finished with aniline dyes and wipe-on poly.

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 06-18-2009 02:59 AM

Another BEAUTY!!

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

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#2 posted 06-18-2009 02:59 AM

One more time fantastic, terrific, outstanding great art.

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George Barreras

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#3 posted 06-18-2009 03:06 AM

Greta job on this project. Your technique for applying the different colors is also unique. Keep up the great work.

-- Nubs,Reserve

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#4 posted 06-18-2009 03:19 AM

You must have did your homework on the lathe purchase. I’ve looked at alot of lathes hoping someday to upgrade. I think the Jet 1642 is the best buy for around 2 Gs.
As always beautiful color on the vase.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#5 posted 06-18-2009 03:22 AM

You Rock!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#6 posted 06-18-2009 03:26 AM

the maple is very nice..i really like how it turns out with your dyeing technique…i don’t have a lathe of the back to stand there and turn, wish i did…i think if there was a single type of wood working i could specialize in , it would be turning..great job…very inspiring to always see your work…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 06-18-2009 03:33 AM

Joe This one is 2 dye 4 ! It reminds me of a forest fire with all the different spectrums of red & yellow.

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#8 posted 06-18-2009 03:34 AM

Very Nice Trifern. Always been a big fan of your work and this is no exception!!!

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#9 posted 06-18-2009 03:44 AM

Whoa!!! One of your best for sure, beautiful colors.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#10 posted 06-18-2009 04:10 AM

Wow Joe. Another beauty. You turn some fantasic pieces. Enjoy the new Jet.

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

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#11 posted 06-18-2009 04:12 AM

I had always wondered why your pieces were not on a larger scale, now I know. For all of you that don’t know much about lathes I can tell you the turnings I have seen produced on a Grizzley lathe from Trifern are beyond exceptional. The bearing support is only carried on one side. This makes for a very unstable cut. Now that you have the 1642VS “Go Big”. Great work as always.

-- Dale

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#12 posted 06-18-2009 04:23 AM

I don’t think anyone in the world could say that they have made a better finish turning then this one.
Truly exciting to see this finish piece. This one should be on the cover of Fine Woodworking. Someone from FW should be calling you on this one.

double the YOU ROCK !!!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#13 posted 06-18-2009 04:50 AM

Your work is 2 dye 4! As always, another spectacular piece. Thanks for the blog on the finishing. Hope you don’t mind, but I want to try that technique.

-- John @

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#14 posted 06-18-2009 06:42 AM

The colors you are obtaining are terrific.

-- Tom D

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#15 posted 06-18-2009 11:07 AM

So you got a bigger lathe huh, good for you, yea now you can turn em any size you want, although to look at them in a picture you can’t tell the size of them. I’m mostly shocked how small they are as I read about them. A bigger one will just be more work. lol.m

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

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