Camphor Vase with Brazilian Cherry & Cocobolo

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Project by John Williams posted 08-15-2015 04:28 AM 928 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A camphor vase with a Brazilian cherry finial and cocobolo trim. The piece is 18” tall and 6” diameter with a threaded finial. The three holes filled with brass shavings and epoxy were the home of the three nails that did battle with my bowl gouge and won the battle but lost the war. Finish is lacquer.

-- John -

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#1 posted 08-15-2015 05:29 AM

Very finely made. I’m always amazed at hollow forms… I would probably have cracked that in two attempting it.

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#2 posted 08-15-2015 06:32 AM


What a delicate-looking piece! Ouch to your gouge!


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#3 posted 08-15-2015 06:38 AM

Brilliant ! Very nice.


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#4 posted 08-15-2015 07:22 AM

Very sleek, I like a lot…well done John

-- Vince

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#5 posted 08-16-2015 05:08 AM

Thanks for your comments. I appreciate you taking the time!

-- John -

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#6 posted 08-13-2017 01:21 PM

Wow! This is an outstanding vase and has a lot of fine dainty details and wonderful craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 08-13-2017 02:51 PM

Thank you Charles – this sold recently for use as a cremation burial urn.

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