Red oak urn

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Project by DonDA posted 08-18-2016 12:42 AM 993 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This segmented vase is the first large one I’ve tried. 13” high by 8” diameter. Made from red oak, and bottom pad is white oak. Dyed lower half antique maple, then sealed and stained with georgian cherry for pores. Finished to 1200 grit and 10 coats of urethane. The wife loves it, so that is the most important thing. BTW, the first picture I could not get to load upright! i tried editing to no avail. Sorry.

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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#1 posted 08-18-2016 02:24 AM

Very cool vase! How do you achieve the segmented look? Do you laminate pieces of oak into a large block and then go from there?

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#2 posted 08-18-2016 08:15 AM

Really nice including the finish. Great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 08-18-2016 12:30 PM

Like the grain consistency throughout the piece. Simple, but visually appealing.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#4 posted 08-18-2016 04:54 PM

Looks good. Nice job on the finish.

-- Julian

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#5 posted 08-18-2016 06:03 PM

Bojangles043 – yes it is a segmented vase, 12 segments per ring and 12 rings high. Segments for each ring are cut consecutively from one board keeping the grain running together all the way around the ring.

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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#6 posted 08-18-2016 06:39 PM

Don, this urn is such a real beauty – it’s almost just like it wants to jump out and grab you,

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 08-21-2016 01:21 AM

Nice job!

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