Multi wood vase

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Project by Bill Duane Brooks posted 07-18-2014 09:30 PM 1011 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a lathe turned vase of multiple pieces of exotic and domestic hardwoods. It measures 7” in height and 5” in diameter. Random pieces of several colors of wood are set in a bed of epoxy that has a filler of coffee grounds. The main body of the vase is wormy mesquite. The pieces include oak, maple, padauk, purpleheart, wenge and zebra wood. The vase is then turned inside and out to a wall thickness of approximately 3/8”. The pieces show up inside as well as outside. All colors seen in the woods are their natural colors.

-- duane

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#1 posted 07-18-2014 09:51 PM

Reminds me of crushed glass mosaic


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#2 posted 07-18-2014 11:02 PM

Interesting turning—nice.

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#3 posted 07-19-2014 11:51 AM

Looks great!

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#4 posted 07-19-2014 07:09 PM

Wow Bill,,,that’s really nice

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#5 posted 07-19-2014 10:10 PM

this is so beautiful! such a different technique than I have seen before. I love the colors and shape.

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#6 posted 07-20-2014 01:03 AM

I had not seen this before either. I dreamed it up from the dark recesses of my mind. It is a fairly simple technique. I took a mesquite log, cut a groove about 1/2” deep by the width I wanted the inset to be. Then I cut some random shaped pieces of different woods. I glued the pieces into the groove in a random pattern. I then grouted between all the pieces with epoxy resin mixed with coffee grounds as a filler.

Then it was simply turned outside and the inside was hollowed out to the point where the wood pieces were exposed on the inside.

-- duane

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