Plum Burl Vase, RIP Bill

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Project by Andrew posted 08-03-2010 01:05 AM 1861 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine dropped of a couple pieces of plum from one of his trees he needed to cut down. Last year I roughed out the vase and patiently waited for it to dry.
A couple of months ago he passed away, I will miss his companionship. He was a very good friend, and I am grateful for the time I had in getting to know him.
I did not feel comfortable turning this vessel any thinner, the bark inclusions started flying everywhere.
It is finished with 3 coats of boiled linseed oil.
I will present the vase to his Widow tomorrow
Thanks for looking.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#1 posted 08-03-2010 01:20 AM

My cousin just gave me a few pieces of plum from a tree he had to take down for someone. I look forward to digging into it. I hope I can make something half as nice as yours.
Sorry to hear of your loss. That is a great looking vase, I’m sure she will love it.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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#2 posted 08-03-2010 02:02 AM

This is a beautiful memorial vase that you made. My condolences to you and the widow. I know this will have special meaning to her.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 08-03-2010 02:53 AM

Very special and cool project. Nice!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 08-03-2010 02:53 AM

That makes that such a special piece. It’s so beautiful and will be cherished I’m sure.

-- John @

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#5 posted 08-03-2010 05:00 AM

Beautifully done! The burl grain is spectacular and you brought out the best in it!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#6 posted 08-03-2010 03:26 PM

Very nice! sorry for your loss.
Great way to remember someone.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#7 posted 08-03-2010 05:56 PM

What a niece thing to do for a old Friend. I am sure that his widow will cherish this vase for ever. I know what it is like to loose a Good Friend, too.

Thanks for Sharing,

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#8 posted 08-04-2010 02:29 AM

Congratulations on making such a beautiful vase and doing such a beautiful thing with it.

-- Bill Roberts -- Steal one idea it's called plagerism. Steal a bunch - it's called research

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#9 posted 08-04-2010 02:38 AM

Great job on the plumb vase, the wood is just beautiful. Sorry about your friend though, I’m sure his wife is going to love this vase.

-- RStadler

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