Perhaps the object pictured above looks a bit like a wooden pineapple, but trust me it will look a whole lot different as you will soon see. There are 14 rings to this vase and a total of 416 segments that are fit and glued together using Titebond 2 yellow glue.
If the vase is going to hold water as well as flowers then an opening is necessary. As you can see a 1-7/8” forstner bit is being used to drill out an opening to allow for a glass vial to be inserted.
The vase measures 5-1/2” x 9”. It’s been through a lot lately as it’s been spinning at 800 rpm and being shaped by turning gouges during the previous 20 minutes. Here you see it resting on the bed of the lathe as it catches its breath and awaits the sanding stage.
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