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Project by Bill Duane Brooks posted 07-21-2014 07:13 PM 1518 views 7 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a lathe turned base of mesquite. The body was a mesquite log which was rounded and cut to length. Random sized holes were then drilled into the outside surface to the depth of about 1/2”. Then mesquite limb slice segments the size of each hole were glued into the holes with a healthy amount of super glue. The outside was then turned to size, sanded and sanding sealer applied. The inside was then hollowed out so that the wall thickness was approximately 3/8” and the inside of the slices were exposed. The entire project was then finished with clear lacquer.

The vase is 7” in height and 5” in diameter.

-- duane





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#1 posted 07-21-2014 07:47 PM

great vase, the idea is fantastic!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#2 posted 07-21-2014 09:50 PM

It is kind of quirky and different and I really like it….a nice change of pace….good job

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#3 posted 07-21-2014 10:41 PM

Like the idea. Will have try this

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#4 posted 07-21-2014 11:16 PM

Cool looking vase!!

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

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#5 posted 07-22-2014 01:00 AM

Really a new concept for turning. I like it . Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#6 posted 07-22-2014 01:24 AM

I love this! Makes me want to get a lathe!

-- I do this for fun.

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#7 posted 07-22-2014 04:32 AM

Great idea and very unique… I like it!

-- There are three types of people in this world... those who are good at math and those who are not.

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#8 posted 07-22-2014 04:36 AM

Learn something new every day. Try something new every day.

-- duane

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#9 posted 07-22-2014 05:34 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#10 posted 07-22-2014 05:59 AM

Very interesting idea. Great job.

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#11 posted 07-22-2014 07:46 AM

Unique! The lightly colored discs give the illusion of light shining though the vase. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 07-22-2014 08:25 AM

Very nice turning Duane. You must have gone through a lot of branches to get the right sizes for the drilled holes. Whatever time used was sure worth it though as you have a unique turning.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 07-22-2014 10:21 AM

I like this idea. It is quite unique. Now you’ve got me thinking.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#14 posted 07-22-2014 11:02 AM

I have seen this done before & it’s very cool looking. Getting all the branches to fit, must have taken great patience.

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#15 posted 07-22-2014 02:15 PM

Great patience I don’t have. Actually I cut several small branches of various sizes. I then used my bandsaw to cut about 3/4” lengths from each of the different sized limbs. I ended up with a bucket full of these short pieces. I then drilled holes ranging from 1” down to 1/2” by sixteenths into the turned piece. Then it was just a matter of finding a slice that would fit each hole, then glue it in. Thanks for your interest.

-- duane

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