The Vase

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by kolwdwrkr posted 12-20-2009 05:59 AM 957 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.
As always I welcome constructive criticism, positive or negative.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

8 comments so far

View degoose's profile


7233 posts in 3352 days

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

Might I suggest a flap sander on an extention…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

View stefang's profile


15881 posts in 3331 days

#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.

View snowdog's profile


1164 posts in 3980 days

#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"..

View scrappy's profile


3507 posts in 3428 days

#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


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

View Andrew's profile


709 posts in 3196 days

#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.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

View sras's profile


4797 posts in 3126 days

#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

View sras's profile


4797 posts in 3126 days

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

By the way – it looks great on the outside!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

View Grumpy's profile


23916 posts in 3848 days

#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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics