Plum Burl Vase, RIP Bill

  • Advertise with us
Project by Andrew posted 1479 days ago 1350 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

9 comments so far

View Raftermonkey's profile


560 posts in 1538 days

#1 posted 1479 days ago

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"

View Bearpie's profile


2586 posts in 1643 days

#2 posted 1479 days ago

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

View mtnwild's profile


3474 posts in 2153 days

#3 posted 1479 days ago

Very special and cool project. Nice!

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

View huff's profile


2795 posts in 1910 days

#4 posted 1479 days ago

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

-- John @

View Kindlingmaker's profile


2654 posts in 2152 days

#5 posted 1479 days ago

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

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

View WoodenFrog's profile


2737 posts in 1539 days

#6 posted 1479 days ago

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

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

View sedcokid's profile


2667 posts in 2224 days

#7 posted 1479 days ago

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,

View taidsturning's profile


233 posts in 2020 days

#8 posted 1478 days ago

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

View imallchalkedup's profile


393 posts in 1607 days

#9 posted 1478 days ago

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase