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Spalted Norfolk Island Pine Vase.

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Project by BobWemm posted 01-23-2017 08:55 AM 789 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while ago I found the tree that this came from laying on the ground. I was told if I buried some of it in the garden it would spalt nicely.
Well, I wasn’t game to leave it underground for more than 6 months,(we have lots of white ants/termites here) so I dug it up and this is what happened.
I’m pretty pleased with the patterns in the wood and it’s three eyes.
The vase is 11 1/2 inches tall and 5 1/2 inches top and bottom. It is NOT hollowed in the bulb.
Sanded to 400, sealed and sanded again then WOP 2 coats.
Thanks for looking and I hope you like it.
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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Druid

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#1 posted 01-23-2017 09:13 AM

I like the proportions Bob. Nice looking finish.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 01-23-2017 10:34 AM

Nice work there Bob, really like the spalted pattern and the finish. I hope you have the rest of the tree.

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

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#3 posted 01-23-2017 11:04 AM



Nice work there Bob, really like the spalted pattern and the finish. I hope you have the rest of the tree.

- Bob Collins


Sure do Bob, right down to 50mm branches, only two bits were buried though.

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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#4 posted 01-23-2017 11:06 AM



I like the proportions Bob. Nice looking finish.

- Druid

Thanks John,
I have been having some problems with WOP, and tried sealing this one first, made a big difference.

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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woodshaver Tony C

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#5 posted 01-23-2017 11:23 AM

Looks like all those white ants & termites did their job and it looks like the second shift did a mighty fine job finishing up this project. It’s a nice looking piece and has a nice looking sheen to it. The 6 months it took was well worth the wait.
Nice work as usual Bob!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 01-23-2017 12:12 PM

Thanks Tony.
It was a lot of fun.

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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#7 posted 01-23-2017 01:47 PM

Looks great, well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#8 posted 01-23-2017 03:04 PM



Looks great, well done.

- oldrivers

Thank you.

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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#9 posted 01-23-2017 03:12 PM

nice vase

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#10 posted 01-23-2017 03:59 PM

nice vase,Bob
i am sure you enjoyed

-- bambi

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#11 posted 01-23-2017 05:13 PM

Bob, this is a beautiful piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#12 posted 01-23-2017 07:06 PM

Very nice job Bob a bit of a different design to the norm which adds interest,
My SIL dropped a 34 metre tall NP recently but I wasn’t quick enough, it shrunk & split away from all the knots.
Cheerers bud
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 01-23-2017 11:07 PM

Bob, you and mother nature did a beautiful job on that vase!!

Jim

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

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#14 posted 01-24-2017 02:02 AM

david38, bambi, Charles, Jim,
Thank you for your comments.

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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#15 posted 01-24-2017 02:04 AM



Very nice job Bob a bit of a different design to the norm which adds interest,
My SIL dropped a 34 metre tall NP recently but I wasn t quick enough, it shrunk & split away from all the knots.
Cheerers bud
pete

- peteg

Hi Pete,
Yes Mate, ya gotta be quick. I bought some bowl blanks and I turned then green, and during the very slow drying process, they cracked around the knots. Bugger!!!!!

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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