Dragonfly vase

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Project by TJ65 posted 02-17-2011 09:00 AM 2685 views 4 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This vase has all been done on the scrollsaw and oscilating sander and using a little elbow grease.
It is intended for either a dry arrangement or fresh flowers using a jar instead of a proper vase.
Its funny but it looked soooo much better when the flowers were in it compared to just by it self.
I am pretty happy with the outcome as it took a little configuring to be able to have a scrolled curve. I really was sick of just doing something flat on the scrollsaw – and thought WHY does it actuallty have to be flat. So I went about designing the picture to suit then fiddling around in how to get a curve and cut it. Then finally sorting out the shape of the vase to look good.
It is made from maple and the top/base I think is cedar & coated with a few coats of poly.
Hope you like it.

-- Theresa,

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#1 posted 02-17-2011 09:02 AM


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#2 posted 02-17-2011 09:28 AM

Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together so well?

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#3 posted 02-17-2011 09:31 AM

Very nice.My wife badger me to do something like this.Thanks for idea.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 02-17-2011 09:34 AM

looks good from here!! You pulled it off, definitely not flat ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 02-17-2011 09:47 AM

Really fresh approach Teresa I assume you cut it in half,scrollsawed the front & then glued it back together?
Did you shape it before cutting the design. AlsoI like the warmth & contrast the Cedar adds to it

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#6 posted 02-17-2011 11:09 AM

That is terrific Theresa, great when everthing turns out as you planned. Like your thinking, “WHY” does it have to be so and so, you pulled it off beautifuly.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#7 posted 02-17-2011 11:51 AM

This really looks great TJ! Way to think outside the box and go for it!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 02-17-2011 12:07 PM

Hi TJ,
You have done a wonderfyl job, and I happen to love dragonflys.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 02-17-2011 01:41 PM

Nice piece TJ..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#10 posted 02-17-2011 01:54 PM

Looks fantastic Theresa. Beautifull scroll work as always and I really like the shape. The feet are a nice touch as well. Well done!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#11 posted 02-17-2011 02:58 PM

Looks great to me – love the design

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#12 posted 02-17-2011 07:17 PM

Very beautiful vase and unique scroll work.


-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#13 posted 02-17-2011 07:25 PM

Theresa, I showed this to my wife and her eyes popped open and she said “that’s beautiful” and indeed it is! She wants to know how you were able to do this on the scroll saw. Did you split it first?

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#14 posted 02-17-2011 07:35 PM


That is simply B E A U T I F U L !!

You did a wonderful job on it…

Thank you for posting it.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#15 posted 02-17-2011 08:05 PM

Most excellent piece, you got the “gift” babe.

-- Dan Wiggins

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