Black Gum vase

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Project by Woodsdweller posted 09-27-2009 02:03 PM 1340 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This vase is 9.5” tall and 5” dia. Black Gum is my best guess on the wood. It is really white and takes a nice finish but not a lot of interesting grain. Very fun to turn green. A roughing gouge will give you ribbons that look like a film reel unwinding.

-- Bill, WV

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#1 posted 09-27-2009 02:15 PM

Very Nice, I like the white color. What did you use for the finish?

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#2 posted 09-27-2009 03:24 PM

Nice looking vase.

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#3 posted 09-27-2009 03:54 PM

Very nice. I like the white with the hint of grain… Me too, what finish?

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#4 posted 09-27-2009 04:20 PM

I used Salad Bowl finish. I don’t know if it is any better or different than other oil finishes but I use it almost exclusively nowadays. That way I know they are food safe whether that is the intended use or not. I have read that most all the finishes are food safe after curing, though. I sand to 320, 3 or more coats of oil depending on the shine I want and how much the wood soaks up, and then buff.

-- Bill, WV

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#5 posted 09-27-2009 04:34 PM

Well done nice vase,doing good my friend

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#6 posted 09-27-2009 05:55 PM

Looks super Bill. Isn’t strange that black gum is white.

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#7 posted 09-27-2009 07:49 PM

Beautiful piece and very unique design.

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#8 posted 09-27-2009 09:01 PM

Beautiful vase Bill. I think that white wood is really gorgeous. It would be great to use as contrasting wood for segment turning designs too. I think your finish looks perfect too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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