Woodsmith Wood Vase

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Project by jaysuzi posted 09-15-2014 11:16 PM 1651 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw this project from a copy of Woodsmith that I borrowed from the library. I found the design appealing, so I thought I would make one and I may make some more for Christmas gifts. I decided to try to use some wood from a big chunk of elm that we have had for a number of years. The challenge was that the slice of elm is less than 6 inches with the grain. I had to cut it in half on the bandsaw just to make it somewhat manageable. Then I was able to resaw a slice off. I ran it through the planer cross grain (yeah – I know, not a good practice), I was able to get it milled up decent, added a bloodwood piece down the center and followed the rest of the Woodsmith instructions.

The two sides vary quite a bit, but both have a lot of grain and character to them.

Now, what to do with the rest of the slab – any ideas?

-- Jay in Pennsylvania,

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#1 posted 09-16-2014 12:17 PM

Came out great – well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#2 posted 09-16-2014 02:25 PM

make some more. thanks for sharing, I’ll make some too.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 09-16-2014 06:13 PM

Awesome, looks like a bit of work, I dig how it turned out

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#4 posted 09-17-2014 03:53 AM

Good, I like it.

-- Rick M,

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