Hey Bud, Got a vase?

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Project by HandsOgold posted 06-15-2007 08:41 AM 1873 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At a craft fair i saw these foot and a half, two-foot wooden vases with inlaid frontpieces selling for over three hundred bucks, and then similar items at a fashionable art gallery. so…........... i laminated three pieces of poplar and placed a frontspiece and began to shape. As of today Im still shaping. One day soon it’ll be here. But in the interum, i needed gifts for friends and so i began to work in smaller scale. These became “bud” vases to hold one or two stems and are about 8 inches high. The first is made from succupira wood laminated with a circle of bloodwood, surrounded by canarywood, with iroko sides and walnut top and bottom. the second is a slab of African mahogany with an irridescent center of unknown wood i got in a box of shorts, surrounded by bookmatched American ebony heart and sapwood, with bloodwood and canarywood top and bottom. The last is lacewood surrounded by bloodwood, canarywood and walnut. Anyone got a flower? (please click on images to see the whole item to ascertain the final shape)

-- Dan

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#1 posted 06-15-2007 09:42 AM

Dan, they look great, but I’m a bit confused. How are you “shaping” them? Are you using a sanding technique, or what. I really like the laminations AND your choices of wood. I assume that they are a solid block, after laminating, and you are somehow converting them into bud vases? Please explain the technique in a little more detail. Great project though, however you got there :-)).

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 06-15-2007 01:25 PM

gorgeous indeed….
2-foot tall. now that sounds impressive.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 06-15-2007 03:07 PM

Interesting. I’ve never seen anything like that before. Thanks for sharing!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 06-15-2007 03:24 PM

Neat stuff! I wanna see the big ones when you get one finished.

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

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#5 posted 06-15-2007 04:13 PM

Very nice. Someday I’ll get a hold of some imported wood and try my hand at something like this.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#6 posted 06-15-2007 04:32 PM

Great inlay work. Each one spectacular in its own right. Two foot high on the horizon?! Not for grandma to carry :-)

-- Peace, LJ

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#7 posted 06-15-2007 04:57 PM

Very unique and beautiful wood. Nice idea to make a bud vase. jockvikee

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 06-16-2007 12:44 AM

$300.00! Man I better start making some. Just think of the tools I could buy. Those are very beautiful, you did a great job.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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