sugar maple vase

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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 12-01-2008 05:49 AM 1249 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This sugar maple hollow form is from a tree that was salvaged after the tornadoes went through Tennessee earlier this year. Vase is almost 14 inches tall and is 10 inches across at its widest point. I sanded it down to 300 grit, wiped on some tung oil, let that dry and then sanded it back up to 600 grit. Put on two more coats of tung oil sanding in between each coat. I have enough wood to make several more of these.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#1 posted 12-01-2008 06:07 AM

Jeff. A great looking vessel Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 12-01-2008 06:07 AM

Beautiful job Jeff. I love the contrast in the grain. Nice design too.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#3 posted 12-01-2008 06:16 AM

Very cool vase, Jeff! Glad to see some of the lost trees put to a great project.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#5 posted 12-01-2008 06:33 AM

Nice looking hollow form, Jeff. What kind of hollowing tools are you using to get that deep? Thanks for sharing.

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

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#6 posted 12-01-2008 07:59 AM

Nice vase, good workmanship, well done.

-- Tom D

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#7 posted 12-01-2008 08:58 AM

Very nice peice

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#8 posted 12-01-2008 02:22 PM

Nice, that darker embellishment really gives it an artistic flair.

-- Have a blessed day!

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#9 posted 12-01-2008 02:25 PM

That’s a very impressive piece. The history of the blank adds to the interest of vessel.

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#10 posted 12-01-2008 02:25 PM

Very beautiful vase – very fine workmanship.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#11 posted 12-01-2008 03:47 PM

Very pretty.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 12-01-2008 05:38 PM

Great job, beautiful form, nice wood.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#13 posted 12-01-2008 05:49 PM

Very elegant! Nice use of the wood. Another wonderful “trash to treasure” piece for the art world.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#14 posted 12-02-2008 12:28 AM

saweeeeet!!!!!!!! Love your form and flow of the wood.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#15 posted 12-02-2008 07:33 AM


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