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Wooden Flowers & Vase for Mothers Day

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Project by Ted posted 05-07-2016 06:09 PM 916 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wooden flowers are from Arlin Eastman ( http://lumberjocks.com/ArlinEastman ). I made the vase out of walnut and oak. Finish is shellac as a sealer, waxed and buffed to a soft shine. The vase stands about 7 1/4” tall and about 5 1/2” wide.

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.





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bushmaster

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#1 posted 05-07-2016 09:40 PM

very nice, I like that idea. Shapely So much easier than hollowing on the wood lathe as I just found out

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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CFrye

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#2 posted 05-07-2016 11:55 PM

Nice vase, Ted. I like the contrasting woods! Arlin’s flowers are beautiful as well. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 05-07-2016 11:57 PM

Very nice Ted, Like the vase shape and the flowers are great.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 05-08-2016 12:03 AM

Good looking vase, Ted.

Arlin, beautiful flowers you made for Ted, too!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 05-08-2016 12:08 AM

Ted, I like that vase design (no turning required). Arlin really outdid himself on those flowers. I love the colors.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Ted

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#6 posted 05-08-2016 01:55 AM

Thanks for the awesome comments everybody. I wanted to turn a vase but my lathe is temporarily ooc, so this is the alternative plan. Turned out even better than I expected. I’m sure it’s not an original design but I did think it up spur of the moment. Arlin does make some nice wooden roses and I’m sure he wouldn’t mind more orders for them. Have a great weekend everybody and happy mothers day to all the moms out there.

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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MadJester

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#7 posted 05-08-2016 04:17 AM

Awesome!

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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#8 posted 05-08-2016 11:54 AM

Very nicely done sir

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 05-08-2016 01:19 PM

The mighty fine vase….
is a great complement to….
Those awesome flowers!!!

Well done, by both you and Arlin….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#10 posted 05-08-2016 03:16 PM

Good looking vase,flowers fit perfect in this.

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#11 posted 05-08-2016 04:30 PM

Great job Ted. Well done vase for well done Arlin flowers. I like that.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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Arlin Eastman

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#12 posted 05-08-2016 04:52 PM

Well done on the vase Ted

Do not forget you can trim the ends off so the roses can sit at different heights. It takes me about an hour and 10 minutes to make each rose.

What Ted wanted was what I call Plum roses and I gave him afew extra for his Mom. I make all the roses out of either Aspen or Poplar now and either dye them or like the Plum ones I Air Brush them with Alodine Dye. Also do not add water. lol

I was making and selling them to raise funds for the vets I teach and we need so many things and also the City told us if we get a Non Profit they will rent or lease a building cheap to us and the Non Profit costs $2500 to do.

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> http://www.gofundme.com/m1abko.....It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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Arlin Eastman

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#13 posted 05-08-2016 04:58 PM



very nice, I like that idea. Shapely So much easier than hollowing on the wood lathe as I just found out

- bushmaster

You do not have to hollow out all vases if you put dried flowers/weeds and other things like that. I have a #2 MT drill bit I drill out the inside and then at the last 1.5” leave the bit in and then reverse it into the headstock to finish off the bottom of the vases. You can get bits from 1/64” up to 3” and some require a MT2 to a MT3 or MT2 to MT4 for the bits. If anyone would like to know the link where to buy them send me a PM

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> http://www.gofundme.com/m1abko.....It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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Ted

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#14 posted 05-08-2016 05:29 PM

She’ll be receiving the flowers and vase in the next hour or so and I’m going to show her this thread made it into the top 3. Thanks everybody for helping me score big points with mom.

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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Arlin Eastman

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#15 posted 05-08-2016 06:01 PM

She scored big points where you were born Ted and I am glad to call you my friend

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> http://www.gofundme.com/m1abko.....It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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