Valentine's Day 2011

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Project by mbfunke posted 02-15-2011 09:14 AM 1375 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my wife’s valentine’s gift. An assortment of “flowers” in an “impossible” vase with a “heart in heart” picture frame. My son and daughter each contributed a card and a picture for the frame. My wife was happy.

The impossible vase is simple enough: two holes drilled through the vase with a diamond bit and a wooden arrow boiled, compressed in a vise, slipped through the holes, and reconstituted in boiling water.

The flowers are of assorted variety. Most involve thin strips of pine being steamed and rolled into a flower bud. From there some have wooden petals, others have melted cd petals, and one has two litter bottle petals. The fancier ones also include the super thin conical shavings from a 2” forstner bit. All have 1/4” dowel stems.

The picture frame is an almost exact copy of Steve’s over at mere mortals.
The only significant change I made is to use a tiny bamboo skewer as a dowel to mount the center heart.

-- Mike Funke

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#1 posted 02-15-2011 09:57 AM

everything we do for ourselves dies with us

everything we do for others lives forever

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#2 posted 02-15-2011 04:19 PM

I’m sure she loved it

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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