Bubinga and White Oak bud vase/floating votive holder

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Project by Jaybird719 posted 06-26-2010 04:08 AM 2473 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello lumberjocks… ...throwing one of my first bending projects out there for comment. If this were talk radio, I guess I would be starting off with the statement long-time listener, first time caller.
I have been checking this site frequently over the past year or so and have enjoyed the comments and camaraderie of the members. Finally found the courage to put some of my work up here and jump in.

This particular project was a small bent lamination project I did for a class that I was taking. We were required to present one large bending and one small bending project. I had built a bending form for a curved front table that I was working on and decided to use the same form to create a small decorative piece. This simple form is 1/8” laminations of bubinga and white oak. I used a forstner bit to drill the holes and built a curved plywood support to prevent the bottom side from blowing out when the forstner bit penetrated the bottom side. The bud vases were picked up at a local craft store and my wife pulled the fake orchids from another arrangement we had in the house. It was a fairly easy project to complete – and I am pleased with the simplicity of the form. I welcome your comments and look forward to chatting/commenting on some of the great work that is posted here.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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#1 posted 06-26-2010 04:10 AM

Cool design Jay

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#2 posted 06-26-2010 04:12 AM

Very nice! Gotta love that bubinga wood. I have some that’s curly, and some that’s pillowed/quilted. Yummy.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#3 posted 06-26-2010 11:53 AM

simple yet pleasing.
very nice and welcome to LJ’s

-- Theresa,

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#4 posted 06-26-2010 01:26 PM

Really love it. Such a simple design, but also quite unusual and striking.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#5 posted 06-26-2010 03:49 PM

I really like it. Nice design. I could imagine that cutting the edges flat and centering the holes presented some challenges. You handled them well.

Is the whole structure sturdy? I always wondered about this. I guess it is as much as any tall vase.

Nice photos too,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 06-26-2010 05:54 PM

Very nice. Bubinga is one of my favorites.

I really like this clean simple design.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#7 posted 06-30-2010 04:03 PM

Thanks everyone – I appreciate your feedback.

AtomJack and Rich… ...I’m with you on the bubinga. It is one of my favorites . Love the color and the grain.

Steve… ...the structure is really sturdy… fact, probably more so than the tall vases standing by themselves. I’ve tried to tip it and it tends to want to slide rather than tip. I just haven’t put really tall arrangements in the vases.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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#8 posted 07-08-2010 07:07 PM

Great design and very different. bending is something I don’t know or do very often but have started to do some reading on.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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