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Redwinged Blackbird in the Cattails Vase

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Project by lorilorena posted 09-02-2016 04:34 PM 488 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a vase made of claro walnut. The cattails are snakewood with brass rods, the leaves are birdseye maple and the bird is ebony. I turned the snakewood cattails, the leaves were cut on the band saw and then sanded with a drum sander, the blackbird was started on the band saw and then finishd with a dremel, the feet are copper wire sprayed black. The vase was done with the band saw and sanded with a tabletop belt sander and a drum sander.

-- Lori - Meadow Vista, Ca.





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#1 posted 09-02-2016 08:18 PM

very nice, first class, I love the song that those birds sing.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 09-02-2016 08:24 PM

very well done, all parts of it. How did you get the taper on the sides/top end? Just sanding?

-- Paul M

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#3 posted 09-03-2016 11:08 AM

Realy awesome scene from nature made of wood. Beautiful details and colours,

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 09-03-2016 12:17 PM

Beautiful job. I’ve made the vases (a similar version is in the Woodsmith magazines) in the past but never even thought about the flora for it. I have 3 words for you.

Gor Gee Us

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#5 posted 09-03-2016 02:05 PM

Lori, I really do love this piece and it has been beautifully done. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#6 posted 09-03-2016 04:43 PM

Stunning work. Is the walnut vase one piece of wood?

-- earthartandfoods.com

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mahdee

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#7 posted 09-03-2016 04:45 PM

Okay, I answered myself.. Never mind.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#8 posted 09-03-2016 07:42 PM

Beautiful work and the wood choices are excellent.

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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lorilorena

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#9 posted 09-03-2016 09:29 PM

I did get the vase idea from woodsmith magazine. It starts as two squares of (gorgeous) wood for the front and back then the sides and bottom (same kind of wood or contrast) are sandwiched in and glued together. You leave as big of an opening in the top as you want. Compound curves are done on the band saw, but it’s kind of hard when it’s large. You cut one curve and then tape the pieces back together and then cut the next curve. Sanding helps a lot. This is where you can look it up. www.woodsmith.com/magazine/extras/210/sculpted-vase-pattern/

-- Lori - Meadow Vista, Ca.

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#10 posted 09-05-2016 02:47 AM

Absolutely gorgeous! Well done!

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#11 posted 09-07-2016 02:58 AM

Nice job!

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