Porthole Vessel

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Project by Trackman posted 01-22-2018 09:05 PM 364 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Porthole Vessel. 273 pieces of oak and walnut. 13 ½” tall and 9” in diameter. I raided the Caterpillar pallet pile and reclaimed the oak. Even though it was quite a bit of extra work, I like to try and make something out of old useless wood whenever possible. The only downside to recycling old pallets is the time it takes to pull all of the spiral nails and the milling of the wood to the proper size.
I got the idea for the portholes with braided electrical wire from a YouTube clip that I’d recently watched. It was a little bit trickier than I had expected, but with a little epoxy and some patience it finally all came together.

-- Trackman, Washington

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#1 posted 01-23-2018 12:17 AM

That’s so nice.
And love it when a plan comes together, one of them how in the world did he do that!

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#2 posted 01-23-2018 12:51 AM

That is just absolutely amazing…..Great Job!!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#3 posted 01-23-2018 01:58 PM

Fantastic form!

I also really appreciate the in-process photos. As someone who likes to explore forms through segmented turning, it is great to see how others piece together forms, how they turn them in stages, etc.

Awesome work

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#4 posted 01-23-2018 04:04 PM

This is a beautiful vessel and I like the pattern. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#5 posted 01-24-2018 11:52 AM

Well done. Unique idea of using the wire and port holes. I like the form and the fact you used reclaimed wood. Nice job.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#6 posted 01-24-2018 04:50 PM

Outstanding colour and design. I like that unusual wire inserts. It’s quite strenghtened this way, besides that it looks cool.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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