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Olive Vase -- Kalbarri Style.

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Project by BobWemm posted 09-15-2016 01:26 PM 444 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was given two Olive trees for the cost of my labour, chainsaw and trailer. The branch that this is made from had been lopped previously and had a number of new growth branches, and I was keen to see what it looked like once made into something. The Olive trees were only about 15 years old so there was not a lot of colour in the wood.

The Vase is 11.5 inches tall, 4 inches diameter and is hollowed only down to the top of the bulb. I did this because I wanted some extra weight at the bottom for more stabilisation.

The Vase is finished with Shellawax “Glow” friction polish and was sanded to 400.

Hope you like it and thanks for looking.
C & C welcome.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.





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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 09-15-2016 02:01 PM

I love this vase …....olive tree who would have known …....... GREAT JOB

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#2 posted 09-15-2016 02:32 PM

Olive wood! Very interesting!
Beautiful vase and well though out leaving the extra weight at the bottom. The finish has a nice satin sheen.
Love it!

-- Tony UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it.." Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 09-15-2016 03:29 PM

as usual Bob,very nice vase,masterful work

-- bambi

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#4 posted 09-15-2016 03:35 PM

Looks great. Love that it’s from Olive tree.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#5 posted 09-15-2016 04:08 PM

Great vase, Bob!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#6 posted 09-15-2016 04:39 PM

A weighted vase, good idea Bob. May have to do that on my next one. That olive wood is is extremely costly here. I believe you got a great deal.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 09-15-2016 05:43 PM

Nice vase and olive wood looks fantastic, I like that light colour.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 09-15-2016 05:54 PM

Oh yes the unmistakable Kalbarri Style vase.
Had a bit of a chuckle,as it reminded me of the $775 vase from 2014?
Nice work looks like some precision turning at work there.
The finish is typical of your excellent work

A coupla questions:
Was the tree seasoned for 15 years?

-- Regards Robert

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#9 posted 09-15-2016 07:58 PM

Very nice shape and the weight idea on the bottom makes total sense .
I wish we had olive wood around here for sale as I just love it .

Klaus

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

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#10 posted 09-15-2016 08:20 PM

Wunnaful, Bob. Just Wunnaful.

-- Mark

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#11 posted 09-15-2016 10:14 PM

Great looking vase Bob, like the shape with the heavy base and the beaut finish. You will put Kalbarri on the map
with your work. I think you came out in front with the deal, Olive wood is hard to find over here without opening the wallet. Well done and look forward to seeing the next Olive project.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#12 posted 09-15-2016 11:40 PM

I like this one Bob, unusual shape which works well, don’t think I’ve ever had a go with Olive wood
cheers
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#13 posted 09-15-2016 11:49 PM



Oh yes the unmistakable Kalbarri Style vase.
Had a bit of a chuckle,as it reminded me of the $775 vase from 2014?
Nice work looks like some precision turning at work there.
The finish is typical of your excellent work

A coupla questions:
Was the tree seasoned for 15 years?

No Mate, it was planted in their front lawn 15 years ago and removed last year.
Bob.

- robscastle


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#14 posted 09-17-2016 02:40 PM

Nice, recently made a bowl out of olive wood. Amazing wood. Been trying find some locally here in Southern California. Interesting shape, well done.

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

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