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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 1474 days ago 996 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had an opportunity to see Trent Bosch do his demonstration of “Vessels of Illusion” in January and wanted to try something similar. This is a piece of spalted ambrosia maple with a turned walnut insert inside. The outer vessel is 6 inches high, 8 inches in diameter and has a 2 inch opening. The walnut insert is 3 inches in diameter and was turned to duplicate the interior of the maple vessel. It was turned thin, boiled for 90 minutes, bent in half and inserted into the larger vessel. A balloon was inserted into the hole of the walnut and inflated to hold the insert in place until it dried. When the walnut insert was completely dry I pushed it down (balloon still in place and inflated) and applied a thin coat of titebond II glue inside and then let the balloon push it in place. Once the balloon was dry I deflated the balloon. All the holes in the ambrosia maple were created by the boring beetles – several of which were still alive – they make quite the mess on one’s faceshield when you hit them full speed with your gouge. I used wipe on satin poly followed by a buffing on the beall wheel as a finish on this piece.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.





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jjagerson

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#1 posted 1474 days ago

Jeff,

This is really great. The vessel within a vessel idea is really wild. I am amazed that the walnut would fold like that without cracking. How long did it have to dry before you could start to finish it?

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Karson

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#2 posted 1474 days ago

Jeff That is an amazing piece of wizardry. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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DragonLady

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#3 posted 1474 days ago

ew…death by turning gouge!! :)

-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!

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KnotCurser

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#4 posted 1474 days ago

Will the wonders never cease on this site! Amazing idea!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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blackcherry

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#5 posted 1474 days ago

So cool and innovative….BC

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 1474 days ago

Very cool!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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woodpeckerbill

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#7 posted 1474 days ago

What an awesome project!!
Bill

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#8 posted 1474 days ago

Nice job on the Trent Bosch “Vessels of Illusion”. One of the guys in our club displayed and discussed one of these creations a couple of months back. Very ingenious….... Well done….

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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jm82435

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#9 posted 1474 days ago

Very tricky. Thanks for sharing this and the technique with us.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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