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Project by Bill posted 06-05-2014 02:52 PM 1907 views 3 times 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 06-05-2014 03:00 PM

Wow that’s so cool super job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 06-05-2014 03:12 PM

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

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#3 posted 06-05-2014 03:32 PM

Another impressive turning.
Roger

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

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#4 posted 06-05-2014 04:44 PM

Very cool!

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#5 posted 06-05-2014 08:23 PM

great waves and color.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#6 posted 06-05-2014 11:07 PM

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

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

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#7 posted 06-06-2014 12:16 AM

Unbelievable!

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

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#8 posted 06-06-2014 12:44 AM

Beautiful!

-- Dale, Ohio

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#9 posted 06-06-2014 02:47 AM

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

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#10 posted 06-06-2014 09:15 AM

What a lovely design

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#11 posted 06-06-2014 10:46 AM

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

thanks for posting this great project.

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#12 posted 06-06-2014 11:21 AM

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.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#13 posted 06-06-2014 12:49 PM

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 06-08-2014 10:26 PM

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

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#15 posted 06-11-2014 12:26 AM

Sweet, sweet, sweet!!!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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