LumberJocks

First attempt at a vase.

  • Advertise with us
Project by PhillipCarroll posted 02-09-2017 06:14 PM 557 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt at turning a vase. I used some wood I found in a room at work so I’m not sure what the species is, but I think it may be mahogany from the look of it.

After gluing up the wood I started turning it using a faceplate. Once I got it round I noticed a small knot near one end and my initial design went out the window.

I decided to go from a very simple vase which would basically be a really tall bowl to one with a lip and a narrower neck. Of course, that meant cutting straight down into a narrower opening.

My biggest challenge was figuring out how close I was to the bottom. I’m going to make a depth gauge to avoid that problem in the future!

I finished it with some of Steve Preslar’s magic polish.

Thanks for looking!

-- Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. - Howard Thurman





8 comments so far

View Steve Preslar's profile

Steve Preslar

201 posts in 168 days


#1 posted 02-09-2017 06:18 PM

Great job my friend, I love it! Thanks for the shout out. :)

-- Live, lathe, and prosper. - William Gwin

View pottz's profile

pottz

1544 posts in 618 days


#2 posted 02-09-2017 07:02 PM

nice first attempt looks great,it will only get easier and better,just keep turnin.and welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

25845 posts in 2500 days


#3 posted 02-09-2017 10:42 PM

Phillip, you really did a nice job on this vase and the wood is beautiful.

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

View PhillipCarroll's profile

PhillipCarroll

11 posts in 105 days


#4 posted 02-09-2017 10:45 PM

Thanks for the encouraging words.

-- Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. - Howard Thurman

View PhillipCarroll's profile

PhillipCarroll

11 posts in 105 days


#5 posted 02-09-2017 10:45 PM

Thanks for the encouraging words.

-- Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. - Howard Thurman

View John's profile

John

645 posts in 903 days


#6 posted 02-10-2017 01:59 AM

Looks great, keep at it.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

View PhillipCarroll's profile

PhillipCarroll

11 posts in 105 days


#7 posted 02-10-2017 02:20 AM

Thank you.

-- Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. - Howard Thurman

View bushmaster's profile

bushmaster

1974 posts in 1916 days


#8 posted 02-10-2017 07:33 PM

The color of the wood is great, you did it justus.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com