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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-23-2017 07:56 PM 884 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a vase I made for our grand daughter. My wife is going to paint her some of the big hydrangeas when they are done blooming and put them in this vase for her. The last shot shows the vase sitting directly in front of the vase full of flowers my wife made for us last year.
This vase was turned from a cherry log that was a bit green in the center. I hollowed it out from the bottom and put a walnut plug in the bottom because the pith did not look too good.

It is 6 1/2” tall and 5 5/8” diameter and finishes with Danish oil and clear gloss lacquer.

Cheers, Jim

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





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#1 posted 08-23-2017 07:57 PM

That’s a beauty Jim.
Nice work, as always brother.
Eric

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#2 posted 08-23-2017 08:29 PM

Pretty cool

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#3 posted 08-23-2017 08:35 PM

COOL shape…

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#4 posted 08-23-2017 09:38 PM

Super!

Love the color of the cherry!

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

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#5 posted 08-23-2017 11:54 PM

another beauty,Jim
you are bouth an artists
I love cherry,wood too
have a nice day

-- bambi

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#6 posted 08-24-2017 12:00 AM

The flowers and the vase are touching Jim. Looks like a perfect gift.

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

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#7 posted 08-24-2017 12:37 AM

Very nice piece of Cherry. Beautiful

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#8 posted 08-24-2017 12:39 AM

Great looking Vase Jim. The Hydrangeas should look nice against the Cherry.. It’s my favorite wood!

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

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#9 posted 08-24-2017 01:18 AM

Thanks you all for the nice comments. I would have liked to turn away all the sap wood to show more of the heart wood, but I had a dimension to hit and the log was only so big. I like turning cherry too!

cheers, Jim

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

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#10 posted 08-24-2017 01:25 AM

Nice job Jim, reminds me of the pith to pith turning by TomD.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#11 posted 08-24-2017 01:29 AM

Thanks, John. I did start it pith to pith but the bottom, that had to be saved, was pretty soft so I plugged it. This log was wet in the center when I turned it. I can’t remember when I brought it into the barn.

cheers, Jim

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

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#12 posted 08-24-2017 02:29 AM

Wow!!!! Nice one Jim!!! ...You mentioned hollowing out from the bottom. I was wondering if the plug was then fitted as in the the entire base? I can see a small centre plug in picture 4. Lovely wood and nice turning.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#13 posted 08-24-2017 04:10 AM

A little beautie Jim, real fit for purpose as per the last pic :)
nice job Mate your GD should be very happy with Grandpa’s work
cheers
pete

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

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#14 posted 08-24-2017 06:40 AM

Beautiful vase, it looks like made of cheramics a little.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 08-24-2017 10:58 AM

Jim, What a beautiful vase it has simple flawless lines and a beautiful finish. Since reading about using oil with top coat of lacquer, I have used it on three bowls and you are right the grain pops.

Chuck

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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