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This hollow form vessel is turned from end grain maple. The opening is the beginning of my journey carving on hollow forms. The vessel measures approximately 4.75 inches tall by 5.25 inches wide. It is finished with aniline dyes and wipe-on poly. All comments and critiques are welcomed.

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Joe one more step closer to the ultimate vessel ! I thought your were already there 50 vessels ago.
Wonderful ,your carved opening is a great addition Unique and special.
 

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Joe this is outstanding ,my wife says it looks like an apple .

Great Job!!!
 

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opening is great … very organic …
 

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Just another example of your superb work.
 

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I love the finish. It looks almost like a 3D rendering it's so perfect!
 

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Beautiful finish, so much depth.
 

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Wow!
 

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I really like what you've accomplished here. The opening is very mysterious and seductive. The color and shape of the vessel match this well. I'd like to see a top or 3/4 over view to see more of the opening. Good job! Keep on pushing that envelope!
 

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Trifern, these keep getting better and better. I really like the opening. I believe mine got lost in the mail so if you could send another that would be great.
 

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Here is a view from the top.

 

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A beautiful art form with the flow of line and grace a the opening is the crowning jewel!
 

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New abilities! Looks like you're off to a great start on the carving.

I've been using wipe-on poly myself lately, and I find it quite a chore. I'm sure it's easier when you have true, round shapes, but I'm doing green stuff that tends to go out of true. I'm sorry if you mentioned, but I'm wondering what your poly technique is. I've tried brush and rag. Rag goes on smoother, but far thinner, requiring so many coats. With brushes, I've been getting very thick coats which greatly reduces the time to about 2 days, but if I try to tweak anything while applying - and so far I always feel the need - I get gloopy brush marks that can be quite deep, and I must sand quite a bit to get back down to smooth. The final layer, as is probably obvious by now, needs to be sanded smooth with 220, and then worked through the grits slowly back to about 12k, then buffed and polished up. It's actually quite involved. I put hours into one bowl in particular, and still didn't get an absolutely perfect finish.
 

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beautiful!!! where does the name come from?
 

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Napaman, I take it that you're not a fan of the Rolling Stones. I'm not saying that the name came from them but that would be my guess.
 

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Matt, Mick comes from Mick Jagger. The opening reminds me of his features.

Gary, I apply the wipe-on poly with a section of cotton t shirt. I believe when applying most finishes, multiple thin coats yields superior results to thick applications. This piece has approximately 8 coats. I rub the finish out with 0000 steel wool between coats. The finish on my pieces take longer than the turning.
 

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This is great. I'd just call it "Lips" vs Mick. As a joke, I'd consider putting two glue on eye's on it and turn them towards the back. When someone picks it up to admire it they would get a nice surprise.

Love the color and depth.
 

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ahhh…yes that makes sense…maybe you could send it to him….he is not the most beautiful man but this piece is…(SORRY MR. Jagger)...
 

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Thanks for the info on the finish! I have a pack of 0000 unopened. Looks like it's time to crack the package.
 

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Beautifull work. Heading into a new avenue of design here and you are off to a fantastic start.

Your pieces are allways so beautifull that you just want to kiss them…....oh wait…... it wants to kiss you! haha

Keep up the inspirational work.

Scrappy
 
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