A Small Vase in Lightly Spalted Holly.

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Project by TannerTurnings posted 10-19-2014 11:23 AM 935 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a small vase I made a few days back. The Holly was given to me by a friend who is a Tree Surgeon here in the U.K.

It stands a fraction under 4 inches tall, and is about 2.5 inches inner diameter at the rim. I decided to keep the shape quite simple, and with minimum decoration, to let the figure within the wood be the main feature.

The finish on this piece is 3 coats of Cellulose Sanding Sealer, and 3 coats of Woodwax 22 (paste wax)

-- Keith, Norfolk England. Why Burn it when you can Turn it??!!

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#1 posted 10-19-2014 02:23 PM

Keith, that is really cool, I like the shape and the colouring.
Great piece of wood.
Thank you for showing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 10-19-2014 03:34 PM

Nice shape, love the spalt lines and position of that tight knot!

-- It's not the tools fault!

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#3 posted 10-19-2014 03:53 PM

Cool shape and a lot of color in that Holly.

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

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#4 posted 10-19-2014 04:36 PM

Did an outstanding capturing proportion and wood figure thanks for sharing.

-- Bill

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#5 posted 10-19-2014 04:50 PM

Nicely shaped vase….beautiful wood!! Thanks for sharing!!............Jim

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

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#6 posted 10-19-2014 07:43 PM

Thanks for all the kind comments folks! It was only a short-ish log, but I do have another piece roughly the same size, so I may make this into a pair…..if indeed the other piece is big enough….I didn’t measure it up, as I had no idea of just how nice a piece of wood this is until I started to turn it!

-- Keith, Norfolk England. Why Burn it when you can Turn it??!!

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#7 posted 10-19-2014 09:10 PM

Nice Vase, I love Holly & Spalting just gives it more character. Nice!!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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