Four Faced Vase

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Project by bigogre posted 86 days ago 928 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I finally got around to building a four faced melting pot. I learned a lot from this one. Mostly the limitations on my equipment for cutting miters. This is a four sided vase, each segment was around 10 long, 6 tall, and 2 3/4 thick. My miter saw is a 12 incher, and I actually bought it with this project in mind, having plenty of clearance beneath the blade. However, the motor got in the way, and I ended up hand sawing the small section that was left uncut.

This vase is nine by nine, and is turned on the lathe to shape, then cut into rings on the band saw, shaped, then glued back together and smoothed out inside. Made out of curly maple and purple heart, finished with wipe on poly.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#1 posted 86 days ago

Wow that’s so cool super job.

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#2 posted 86 days ago

Very cool looking vase. Have you considered cutting the miters on a table saw instead of the miter saw?

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#3 posted 86 days ago

Another impressive turning.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#4 posted 86 days ago

Very cool!

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#5 posted 86 days ago

great waves and color.

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#6 posted 86 days ago

Extraordinary, Bill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..................................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 86 days ago


-- Dale, Ohio

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#9 posted 86 days ago

You’ve made another great piece here. I love the smooth lumpiness.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#10 posted 85 days ago

What a lovely design

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#11 posted 85 days ago

So cool. I am not a wood turner but projects like this make me want to start.

thanks for posting this great project.

-- Sean G, Barrie, Ontario

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#12 posted 85 days ago

As always with your work a beautiful and unique vase. You just keep coming up with new ways to change or improve a theme or just create something totally new. Always look forward to seeing your projects…Awesome.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#13 posted 85 days ago

Thanks for creating one of these projects out of beautiful wood, I have wanted to see what you could do with this theme. When I get time I want to do another one with the dark wood and laminations, mosi this fall or winter. I had cut the 45’s on the table saw. only on the center section of the vase then glued the outer coloured pieces on, sanding also in on the 45.s to make the faces more promident. I had splined the 45.s sections so they would not slip when clamping. you have done a great job and looks fantastic,

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#14 posted 83 days ago

I am a woodturner going way back LOL and really love this piece.Well done and then some keep well Alistair

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#15 posted 81 days ago

Sweet, sweet, sweet!!!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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