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Aspen Fresh Flower Vase

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Project by Brodie posted 10-07-2008 07:38 AM 740 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Aspen Fresh Flower Vase
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What to turn, what to turn? Well, I do a lot of mugs, but wanted to branch out a little bit. My hollowing skills leave a little to be desired, so I thought I’d work on them. I didn’t want to get real crazy and turn a vase with a really small mouth. I also wanted to create something my wife could actually use.

We found some fresh Aspen that was being given away up at Mammoth Lakes, CA. I took the Aspen home and drilled out the center of the end grain, then practiced my hollowing skills until I got better. I fitted the stainless steel insert to hide my bad hollowing and viola! I’ve got a vase that holds fresh flowers.

Finished with Watco Natural and Beal Buffed.
Dimensions: 6” w x 8.5” h

Next time I’ll try some colored stains that still show the wood.

Enjoy,

Brodie





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TedM

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#1 posted 10-07-2008 02:03 PM

Great turning! Beautiful display!

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trifern

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#2 posted 10-07-2008 02:03 PM

Nice vase Brodie. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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brianinpa

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#3 posted 10-08-2008 03:28 AM

The vase looks great and serves a beautiful purpose.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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