Pierced Rose Vase

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Project by tomd posted 08-22-2015 01:00 AM 1230 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A maple hollow form turned to 1/8” then pierced. Finish spray lacquer. H 5” x 11”round.

-- Tom D

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#1 posted 08-22-2015 01:36 AM

Thanks for sharing this.


-- 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 08-22-2015 01:46 AM

Very nice, Tom. Turning to 1/8” is quite brave in my book!
Thanks for posting.

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#3 posted 08-22-2015 03:14 AM

Very impressive. I agree with Marty – 1/8” thin is quite brave. You must have a very patient personality. Thanks for sharing

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#5 posted 08-22-2015 12:55 PM

Nice work Tom.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#6 posted 08-22-2015 03:09 PM

Very nice work, Tom. Because I’m not a turner, is there a certain method for piercing the vase? Just curious.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#7 posted 08-22-2015 03:59 PM

That’s a beauty.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 08-22-2015 09:33 PM

That’s beautiful Tom, quite intricate.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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#9 posted 08-22-2015 09:33 PM

A fabulous piece Tom, great job on the piercing :)

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

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#10 posted 08-23-2015 01:13 AM

Steve, I pierce using a dental drill, very high speed (400K-RPM) but very low torque or power so that necessitates very thin material.

-- Tom D

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#11 posted 08-23-2015 10:51 PM

Thanks Tom, I appreciate the timely response.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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