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Project by trifern posted 07-20-2008 01:58 PM 2557 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a wedding gift for our niece. It measures 4” by 10”, turned from Orange Agate and finished with a wipe-on poly.

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

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#1 posted 07-20-2008 02:03 PM

Good one! Nice bright natural color. Your niece will love it.

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#2 posted 07-20-2008 02:03 PM

your niece will love it. Nice work and what a great finish

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#3 posted 07-20-2008 02:36 PM

Outstanding Joe. You went way over the top on this one. Yes, she will love it.

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#4 posted 07-20-2008 02:37 PM

That is exquisite!

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#5 posted 07-20-2008 02:46 PM

Trifern, as always another beautiful bowl! Very nice.

Orange agate, never heard of it, grain reminds me of Padauk, gonna have to keep my eye out for some of this… thanks for sharing!

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#6 posted 07-20-2008 03:09 PM

Another beautiful piece! The color is spectacular.

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

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#7 posted 07-20-2008 03:37 PM

The really sets this one apart from others. Your niece and her husband will be pleased with this gift.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#8 posted 07-20-2008 05:28 PM

How beautiful : ) I was just looking at some of that Orange Agate yesterday at my local WoodCraft store , but it was only 1x stock….I will keep this in mind now that I see how beautiful the finished product can be , thanks to you : ) Have a great day and keep making these beauties for the rest of us to envy !

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#9 posted 07-20-2008 06:47 PM

That is really beautiful. Keep them coming!


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#10 posted 07-20-2008 07:35 PM

Beautiful Joe! What a great gift….your niece will absolutely love it. Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#11 posted 07-20-2008 09:27 PM

Joe, that is a great use of some glorious wood, and your bowl turning skills (as well as bowl-naming skills) continue to become more and more refined. I have to admit that I am trying some new shapes and techniques (DNA drying one right now) based on what you have posted. Sweet finish, too. Did you finish it mounted or off the lathe?

I have never heard of orange agate. Do you know if it retains that fiery orange color? I am working up some marquetry of poppies, an would love to lay hands on some of that lumber.

Thanks for the post.

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#12 posted 07-20-2008 09:34 PM

Simply outstanding. What an awesome color!

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#13 posted 07-20-2008 10:56 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#14 posted 07-21-2008 12:58 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments. This my first experience with orange agate. The pictures do not do it justice. The wood is drop dead gorgeous. I forgot to mention the first coat of finish was Seal-A-Cell. It was finished on the lathe, although the lathe was not running. I suspect it is like a lot of woods and will darken the more UV exposure it has. The wood was purchased from the Peoria, IL Woodcraft store.

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

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#15 posted 07-21-2008 06:13 AM

Excellent job Trifern. Can’t wait till I have some more time to do some turning.

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