Bud vase from lilac

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Project by AaronSKuehn posted 63 days ago 450 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A 7-inch tall vase turned from a lilac branch. Very challenging. The lilac splits and falls apart easily. This was my fifth attempt.

-- Aaron

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#1 posted 63 days ago

I love the shape of this…I agree with your comment about it being difficult to work with. Many of my pens split. I do love the smell of it when turning though and the colors are beautiful.

What do you use to hollow them out?

-- Bevy - NH

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#2 posted 63 days ago

@Bevy: Same here. I started wanting to make a pen but gave up after several fell apart. For both the pens and this vase I used a brad-point bit. For the vase it was 1”.

-- Aaron

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#3 posted 62 days ago

Lilac… hmmm I should try doing one of my figure carvings with this sometime, the color and grain pattern are fantastic!

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#4 posted 61 days ago

Great job, it may have been difficult but the results are well worth the effort. I have not had much success with lilac, but I have some bushes that need pruning so I will keep trying. :)
Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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