Hollow Vase.

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-09-2017 12:10 AM 1199 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a hollow vase ( hollowed from the bottom) made from a branch I cut off our honey Locust tree.

It is 3 1/2” diameter and 6 1/2” high and finished with Danish Oil and 3 stage buff and wax.

It almost made it!! The last photo shows what happened to the side- it broke through where it is paper thin.The wall was thin to begin with and then I did a clean up cut that was not concentric with the center of the interior.

This piece was so green that I had to dry it for a week in order to glue the bottom in. Then it was warped when I chucked it up and I gave it a clean up cut before I finished the top. I did not see the break through until I got to sanding it. I was going to scrap it, but I took it that far so I finished it and the crack can sit towards the wall!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 06-09-2017 12:31 AM

Dang your good! Love it!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#2 posted 06-09-2017 12:33 AM

It’s a beauty Jim.The wood combo looks great in the locust. Hahaha, never blew one apart sanding. That must of taken you by surprise.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 06-09-2017 12:45 AM

great workJim
Who care it is not perfect?
You enjoy to made itthat is important
Have a nice day

-- bambi

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#4 posted 06-09-2017 01:16 AM

Yah! What everyone above said and it has a story to go with it now! Nice job Jim! When I look into the top I think “black hole” LOL!

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

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#5 posted 06-09-2017 01:18 AM

Jim, just fill the crack with colored epoxy… and turn it around where it can be seen! LOL

Awesome work! I’m surprised it didn’t break into a million pieces earlier with it being SO THIN…
... you must have Super Sharp tools to get it so thin without exploding…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 06-09-2017 01:48 AM

I rekon you have some fun Play time with this one Jim,:-)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 06-09-2017 01:53 AM

Sweet little vase!

After that much work it’s hard to give it a pitch!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 06-09-2017 02:05 AM

Very neat; and a good save too.

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

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#9 posted 06-09-2017 03:35 AM

Nice vase, and wood.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#10 posted 06-09-2017 03:45 AM

Beautiful little vase.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#11 posted 06-09-2017 05:49 AM

Realy beautiful shape of it. I’m always amaized how you solve all those problems which appear on the way.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 06-09-2017 11:01 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments . The top is cut with a 1” radius in it and it was supposed to have a 2” sphere sitting on top. Maybe the next one will have one. I have more honey locust from trimming last night. My wife wants a bunch of new yard mushrooms so I’ll get to play for a while. The deer knock the old ones over all the time!!

Hi Joe. I tried filling the crack but there is nothing there to adhere to. It is literally paper thin in that spot. The wall is about 1/8 ” thick on the other side and that is what keeps it from breaking in half. It is very light.

Hi Ivan. I think a big part of woodworking is finding workable solutions to problems when they occur (remember Murphy’s law). I think Murphy is located somewhere in the shop!! Gordon B. Hinckley once said you have not failed, until you quit! I try not to fail too often.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#13 posted 06-09-2017 12:40 PM

Jim, this is a very nice vessel and I love the wood that you used.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#14 posted 06-09-2017 02:41 PM

Thanks, Charles . I have more if you want some..have to pick it up, though!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#15 posted 06-09-2017 09:23 PM

Being open and honest about events where “oppurtunity for enhancements is desirable” is one of the great things about Lumberjocks! If you learn from it, its not a waste! Beside, it still looks nice from 3 sides (well really 4 sides)....most great furniture is designed exactly to those specifications!

-- Al,New Jersey -To thine own self be true

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