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Blog entry by kolwdwrkr posted 12-20-2009 05:59 AM 836 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well here is the project I was asking about sanding the inside of. My question was how I could get down into the vase to sand it, or if I even needed to. I asked the question before I got this turned and afterwards basically answered my own question. Because the mouth is so big I can see down in it clearly, and it looks rough. So now I need to find a way to get down in there and smooth it out, at least visually. After that I need to figure out a finish. I am thinking that I want to do a faded lacquer look, maybe black to red or something of that nature. Who knows, but here it is in it’s final turned and carved state.
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As always I welcome constructive criticism, positive or negative.

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#1 posted 12-20-2009 11:48 AM

Might I suggest a flap sander on an extention…

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#2 posted 12-20-2009 01:59 PM

Wow, what a beautiful sculptured vase. Fantastic. Larry is probably on to something there with the flap sander on a long extention. You will need a small 2” or so disk sander also on an extender for that job. You really did a wonderful job on this vase. Can’t wait to see it finished.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 12-20-2009 03:25 PM

Yeah that is a good looking pot. Is that maple?

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#4 posted 12-20-2009 06:48 PM

Fantastic vase. I agree with the flap sander. That is unless you have fingers like ET.haha

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#5 posted 12-20-2009 06:54 PM

Flap sander sound pretty good to me. Vase looks wonderful to me from the outside.
Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 12-20-2009 09:31 PM

Hmmm, there are foam sanding blocks… maybe put one of those on the end of a stick. I get nervous using power tools on something with that much time invested so far.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 12-20-2009 09:31 PM

By the way – it looks great on the outside!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 12-22-2009 04:36 AM

Haven’t had that problem Keith. You could ask Trifern (Joe) he does a lot of vases.
Nice job on the vase.

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

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