"Indian Blanket" Segmented Vase

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Project by BobWemm posted 07-08-2015 08:20 AM 1486 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at this design, and what a learning curve it was. Although it is not perfect I am really happy with the end result.
The vase comprises of 444 pieces and is 7.5 X 7.5inches, sanded to 400 and friction polished with Shellawax Glow.
The timbers used are Jarrah and Tasmanian Oak.
C & C are welcome and thanks for looking.


-- 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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#1 posted 07-08-2015 08:40 AM

Well I think U Beaut should sponsor you as their ambasador in WA with finish results like that.
444 pieces has got to be a record as well!

A very well laid out design, it does look like a indian blanket.

A construction blog in the wind?

-- Regards Robert

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#2 posted 07-08-2015 10:45 AM

WOW squared!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That is a gorgeous piece, Bob!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#3 posted 07-08-2015 12:41 PM

Great job, very good looking.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 07-08-2015 12:45 PM

Great looking Segmented Vase Bob! Nice design too!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 07-08-2015 01:04 PM

Very appealing in every way Bob. That must of been a great character builder. Really a cool design.

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

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#6 posted 07-08-2015 01:08 PM

What a great piece ! Your talent is exceptional-be proud of it.

-- phil, nevada

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#8 posted 07-08-2015 02:11 PM

Spectacular was the first word that came to mind.

-- Groveland, CA.

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#9 posted 07-08-2015 02:42 PM

Simply beautiful

-- bambi

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#10 posted 07-08-2015 02:57 PM

Looks great. The next one will be easier.

-- Julian

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#11 posted 07-08-2015 04:44 PM

This is a wonderful piece. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 07-08-2015 04:46 PM

Not a vase, a work of art…...........Absolutely beautiful…PM me for a shipping address

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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#13 posted 07-08-2015 04:52 PM


You did a fantastic job on both the function and fit. Well done!!!

I have never turned Jarrah and Tasmanian Oak before is it easy to do?

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#14 posted 07-08-2015 07:50 PM

hi you did a great job on the fetcher ring the Indian blanked is not ease to make
great shape to the vase that design off bottom is prone to opening at the glue joints

a floating bottom is much safer it lets the hole vase expand i had a few nice pieces open at the glue joint
and had to replace the bottom it is not a criticism just my 10 cents worth


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#15 posted 07-08-2015 09:38 PM

Love this one Bob, man that is a tricky design which you have pulled of just great, your finish as always is spot on.
Fabulous job Mate

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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