Ash Vase

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Project by TedM posted 08-15-2009 12:03 PM 1913 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently turned this small vase out of Ash. It is about 5″ tall, 3 1/2″ in diameter at its widest and an 1 3/4″ at its base.

As I finished it with the Beall Buffing System and noticed that the red Tripoli gave the grain a pinkish hue. No doubt a concern when using this system but on this piece it was one of those ‘happy’ accidents. :)

Right now this piece is all wrapped up and waiting to go with me this afternoon to a BBQ. I’m giving it to the host who has been very helpful and supportive to me and a lot of others over the years.

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#1 posted 08-15-2009 12:25 PM

Very nice vase. The highlighted grain adds to it. Well done.

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#2 posted 08-15-2009 01:35 PM

Nice, I wish I was the guy getting this vase. Ash I think is often an underrated wood… you keep making projects like this, and the Ash prices are going to go up!

I especially like the finish on it. perfectly executed. super wood choice, super finish.

-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine

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#3 posted 08-15-2009 01:38 PM

Beautiful vase Ted. What ever you did made that grain POP. Just Gorgeous. You would not want to change a thing.

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

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#4 posted 08-15-2009 02:37 PM

Beautiful vase love the grain

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#5 posted 08-15-2009 02:44 PM

Well done Ted, a nice job and very pleasing to look at. I am sure the host of the get together will enjoy this piece of art forever!!


-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#6 posted 08-15-2009 04:48 PM

Nice work. I love the grain, it just pops out at you.


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#7 posted 08-15-2009 05:42 PM

Beautiful piece, I am sure your friend will love it.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#8 posted 08-16-2009 03:08 AM

Great looking vessel and finish

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#9 posted 08-16-2009 12:53 PM

Thanks everyone for such kind comments! And yes, the host and his wife, both friends, were quite taken with the piece. :)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#10 posted 08-23-2009 12:02 AM

thats a real beauty

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#11 posted 11-29-2009 03:04 PM

very nice grain beautiful finish!


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