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Project by trifern posted 05-15-2008 02:28 PM 1815 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a piece of maple burl measuring 7.5” by 7.5” and is finished with wipe-on poly. This was my first attempt at a natural edge turning.

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

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#1 posted 05-15-2008 02:34 PM

trifern, verrrrrry nice! Congrats on your first attempt at a natural edge turning, truly beautiful! I haven’t attempted such yet but like all of your pieces it inspires me to do so!

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#2 posted 05-15-2008 03:25 PM

Great work friend… No problems with the open edges blowing out on you? I had a piece come apart on the lathe.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 05-15-2008 03:26 PM

That is extremely nice!

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

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#4 posted 05-15-2008 03:34 PM

Dude you must love the rush you got on this turn…their is a margin of danger on these pieces…nice turn Blkcherry

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#5 posted 05-15-2008 03:39 PM

I haven’t tried that myself. I’m afraid I would wreck it … nice job!

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#6 posted 05-15-2008 03:52 PM

Great piece! I would certainly be proud of that!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#7 posted 05-15-2008 04:17 PM

Just added this one to my favorites ! REMARKABLE GRAIN in this Burl and your turning skills and finish have brought this piece to life ! Great job : )

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Ron Smith

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#8 posted 05-15-2008 05:22 PM

This is a beautiful piece. Love the natural edge.

-- Thank God for sawdust... Ron. TX resident...

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#9 posted 05-15-2008 05:27 PM

That is gorgeous! Great work.

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#10 posted 05-15-2008 07:20 PM


What can I possibly say about this? It is simply gorgeous.

Well done!!

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#11 posted 05-15-2008 07:26 PM

That is BEAUTIFUL! WOWZY! I love the colors and the design goes well to show off the piece. Very nice you should be so proud! Thanks for sharing.

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#12 posted 05-15-2008 11:42 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments. It was a challenge and a bit of a mind freak sticking my hand inside the bowl with all the sharp edges.

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

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#13 posted 05-16-2008 12:27 AM

Great job Trifern. I can appreciate what you mean about the sharp edges.

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

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#14 posted 05-16-2008 01:17 AM

Trifern you keep outdoing yourself! That is beautiful. I love the burl grain, especially inside.
Great photos too.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#15 posted 05-16-2008 02:13 AM

Lovely bowl. You did good!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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