Collared Vase

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Project by FordMike posted 1500 days ago 1101 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Big Leaf Maple Burl Bowl, it’s 12” high by 10” wide and 5” across the base.The bowl is finished with Jasco Tung Oil two coats so far probably two more to get it sealed and get the finish to show correctly. The name comes from the fact that from the front the style reminds me of and Elizabethean era womens dress with the high starched collar, and the long flowing hemline. I always wondered why those dresses hid a womens neck but exposed her cleavage, not making any judgements, just wondering? The bowl was started with a drive spur and then to a 4” faceplate and finished with a very long tapered, jam chuck. I found that the micro-bubble packageing foam (from computers and flat screen TV’s) held on a jam chuck with spray adhesive works really well. The blank started out being 6” taller than the finished vase, right before sanding there was a tall projection to the left of the “cleavage” that suffered a “design modification” that left a small scratch in my chin (fortunately hidden by my beard) and me a little shaken not stirred. Other than that little mishap everything was done with a standard 5/8’s Crown PM Bowl Gouge.

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#1 posted 1500 days ago

Beautiful piece of work:

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#2 posted 1500 days ago

very nice piece, i cannot believe you got that far in the vessel with a bowl gouge, i would have gone to my hollowing tools. even with the mishap this is a wonderful piece, keep up the great work.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#3 posted 1500 days ago

Super cool piece!

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

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#4 posted 1500 days ago

way cool very nice

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#5 posted 1500 days ago

I really like this piece. You have done a wonderful job


-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#6 posted 1500 days ago

There’s nothing like burl, I cant help but like anything made from figured wood like this. Incorporating the live edge is an art by itself. Well done.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#7 posted 1500 days ago

Definitely a work of art…very nice.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#8 posted 1500 days ago

nice unique vase !

-- If it ain't broke don't fix it, if you fix it make it better than it has to be.

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#9 posted 1500 days ago

Beautifully done! I like the referrence to the Elizabethan collar.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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