|Project by tpastore||posted 06-11-2009 08:42 PM||1776 views||2 times favorited||14 comments|
This little vase is a piece that my wife requested. She had seen a similar shaped piece and went to the local Rockler to find a burl cap to give me for x-mas. Unfortunately the piece of red morrell she purchased was more suited to a bowl (wide and flat) than a vase. So I went and got a beautiful piece of amboyna from the Cambridge Rockler. The piece was the brightest piece of Amboyna I have ever seen. This turning was very challenging because of the live edge flapping around and the huge variations in hardness between the yellow sapwood and the burl. When I was done, I realized that it looked like the torch of the statue of liberty and that is definately looked like it was on fire, hence the name.
The finish is Bartlett gel varnish.
The piece is 7” tall and 3.5” in diameter.
Thanks for looking