|Project by Sam Shakouri||posted 02-15-2010 07:08 PM||2545 views||11 times favorited||31 comments|
I was fascinated by the end grain of olive branches and I wanted to do something to expose it. I came up with this idea. This vase is made of 12mm thick cross cuts of olive branches glued around unseen spherical plywood, 8mm thick, I call it skeleton. You can not glue flat cut on spherical because they will, tecnically, touch at one point only. I had to work on each one individually to concave it and make it suitable for gluing.
The gap between them was filled by mixture of grinding dust and PVA glue. Because the base and the neck, for, particularly, this vase, were betuck so was the grinding dust. Also, I had to apply the mixture several times because of the shrinkage as a result of drying up. Photo #2 shows you filling process.
By the way, This vase was my woodturning entry in Sydney Timber Show 2008 and won the second prize. photo #3.
-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....