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Project by trifern posted 05-18-2010 04:24 AM 2223 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vessel is turned from end grain cherry. It measures approximately 12 inches tall by 5 inches wide. It is finished with wipe-on poly. 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 05-18-2010 04:26 AM

Nice work Joe

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#2 posted 05-18-2010 04:33 AM

Thanks Jim. This is a little different for me. I purchased a new 3/4” hollowing bar from Trent Bosch. I was testing it out on a taller vessel.

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

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#3 posted 05-18-2010 04:43 AM

The grain on the cherry is so nice it didn’t need to be dyed. Love it.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#4 posted 05-18-2010 04:57 AM

Very nice. This one’s quite tall, and quite pretty. You’ve probably said this before, but how do you get the WOP so smooth? I’ve tried it a number of times, but it seems to love to pool. I’ve used brushes, sponges, and several kinds of rags, but it’s almost impossible not to get streaks, runs, pools, and lumpiness.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#5 posted 05-18-2010 05:00 AM

Gary, I apply the wipe-on poly with pieces of an old cotton tshirt. I apply multiple thin coats, buffing with 0000 steel wool between coats.

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

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#6 posted 05-18-2010 05:26 AM

Nice looking vase Joe! Have you ever tried the Munro hollowing tool? I think it is a superior tool for hollowing. Have not had great success with it on spalted wood though, it tends to jam the tool. However on wet green wood, I love it, the shavings just peel and fly off. If you haven’t tried it I would definitely highly recommend it.

Erwin Jacksonville,FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#7 posted 05-18-2010 05:52 AM

Very nice vase Joe – I’m glad to see the different and taller shapes now, it looks great.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#8 posted 05-18-2010 07:21 AM

Very elegant. I like it!

-- "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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#9 posted 05-18-2010 01:58 PM

I agree with all the above, just beautiful!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#10 posted 05-18-2010 02:41 PM

Joe another great piece. I need to get off my butt and get to turning some more of that Cherry. So many projects, so little time.

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#11 posted 05-18-2010 02:41 PM

Reckon that new hollowing bar is gonna be at home in your shop! Nice piece, I like it.

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#12 posted 05-18-2010 04:30 PM

very nice piece joe, i cannot wait to go up to trents for his june class. this is what i am going for, to do taller pieces in the 12 to 16 inch range. how much does he charge for his tools?

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#13 posted 05-18-2010 06:55 PM

Great vase, and I really like the profile at the top of the piece.

Do you use a wheel based support system for your deeper pieces? I made one with rollerblade wheels based on a design circulating on the web, that is pretty much a must for me on anything beyond about 9 inches deep.

Also, Bearpie commented on the Munro tool. I had mixed results with it. overall, like it, but the little blade shroud bent over time and it has been impossible to find another one so far. Can you give some feedback on the Bosch tool?


-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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#14 posted 05-19-2010 01:22 AM

Nice one Joe.

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

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#15 posted 05-19-2010 03:23 AM

Joe this is a really beautiful piece. Is there a big difference from the 5/8” and the 3/4” tool going to that depth?

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