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Project by DBB posted 11-30-2017 04:26 AM 567 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Flower vase from fire wood. I think it’s Eucalyptus (Red Gum). It had lots of cracks going all the way through, filled them all with epoxy. Also coated the inside with epoxy so I can put water inside. I had to rig up a BBQ rotisserie motor to my lathe to turn the vase very slowly to keep the epoxy from dripping while it cured.





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calisdad

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#1 posted 11-30-2017 04:40 AM

I like it- and your epoxy solution.

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#2 posted 11-30-2017 01:24 PM

Very nice, I like the shape of it and the color is great. Does the inside follow form or is it straight down?

-- Gary, Texas "That’s just my $.02 and I have no personal experience so take it with a grain of salt ;-P, HokieKen"

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#3 posted 11-30-2017 02:22 PM

This is a beautiful vase and I love it’s rustic character. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Doug

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#4 posted 11-30-2017 04:59 PM

great idea on the epoxy. love the vase.

-- The only limit to your skills is your willingness to learn

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Tim

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#5 posted 11-30-2017 07:01 PM

The epoxy complements it well, highlighting the natural cracks. Looks great.
I take it you put the epoxy on before you hollowed it out? I’ve got some cracked pieces I want to do similar with.

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ralbuck

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#6 posted 11-30-2017 07:02 PM

A. Very nicely turned

B. Great job on “rescue” wood

C. Exquisite

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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jimintx

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#7 posted 11-30-2017 07:08 PM

I really like this. I’d appreciate knowing what type of epoxy you used for this. I have not done anything like that, so have no background in the products to use.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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DBB

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#8 posted 11-30-2017 07:56 PM

The inside hollow expands only as much as my current tools allowed, which wasn’t much. For epoxy I used East Coast Resin’s Crystal Clear Super Glass Coating. It’s very slow in curing. I shaped the outside of the vase close to final, then poured the epoxy into all the cracks until they were filled (took several applications). Then I cut the inside hollow and reapplied a coating of epoxy to the inside just to make sure it was sealed.

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John

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#9 posted 11-30-2017 11:46 PM

That’s a very attractive vase, well done!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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Softshell

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#10 posted 12-01-2017 03:46 PM

Great looking vase. The grain and cracks really add character. The design is very pleasing. Nice job!

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Nazair

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#11 posted 12-03-2017 01:54 AM

Well done

-- Naz

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