Wood Flower Vases

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Project by splintergroup posted 12-15-2016 07:44 PM 934 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another project built on a whim.
These are basically tubes with legs. The woods are walnut and lacewood.

My intent was to dress up a standard drinking glass being used to hold flowers.
Since the glass (hopefully) keeps the water from escaping, I figured finding a way to enclose the glass and provide more tolerance from tipping over would be good goals.

The construction is half lap miters with the legs straddling the corner posts. The rest is basic frame/panel construction.

There is a narrow bar across the bottom to keep the vase/glass from slipping through.

Anyway, I think it works as a way to make a flower vase without a lathe 8^)

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 12-15-2016 07:48 PM

Turned out very nice looking!

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#2 posted 12-15-2016 09:21 PM

Really really beautiful, I love the style and your choice of woods!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#3 posted 12-15-2016 09:55 PM

Thanks guys!

Always looking for a way to pawn off scraps 8^)

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#4 posted 12-15-2016 11:23 PM

These vases really look nice.

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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#5 posted 12-16-2016 12:43 AM

Nice I like that lacewood, might have find some.

-- Doug...

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#6 posted 12-16-2016 01:25 AM

FANTASTIC and the flowers are nice too!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#7 posted 12-16-2016 03:42 PM

Thanks Charles, Doug, RJR.

My wife has a compulsion with buying fake flowers and having me box them up and put them into the shed, got to find a way to corral them!

Fake flower tip-o’ the day:

To dust these buggers, place them in a paper bag with a handful of coarse salt. Shake the bejeezus out of the bag, clean as clean gets!

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#8 posted 12-16-2016 04:49 PM

Beautiful, tapered legs shape.I’m trying to figure how you made those cuts to join legs with box body.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 12-16-2016 05:10 PM

Thanks Ivan!.

The cuts were made with a box-joint blade set which cuts exceptionally smooth, flat bottom grooves. The set was configured for 3/8” and I tilted the blade to 45 degrees. The pieces were cut with two passes over the blade, once in each direction to center the cut.

It all could be done with a dado or regular blade set to 45 degrees, but the dado would leave rough edges and the single blade would require careful setup.

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