Segmented Bud Vase

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Project by scrappy posted 02-24-2011 04:18 AM 2331 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a Bud Vase I made for my wife for Valentines day. (yes it is a little late) She forgives me.

Made from :
Main Body; Mahogany
Design rings; Bubinga and Maple.
Top ring; Bubinga

6 inch diam. at widest. 9 inch tall. 420 pieces.

Vase has an open center hole that allows for the use of a glass insert inside. (pic 3 shows the glass insert)
The rest of the vase is solid. It is HEAVY!! Wanted it to be used for a long stem flower and did not want it to tip over easy. (it won’t) haha

The tallest item I have turned so far, and by FAR the most challenging glue up I have attempted. Got the idea for the design ring from another LJ’s clock face here. Thanks Eddy!

Finish is Tung Oil/Varnish. on the outside. I filled the inside with hand wipe poly and let it soak in for about an hour, then drained the extra. Soaked in pretty good, so should be water resistant inside in case of spill when filling.

Please leave all comments and suggestions. I am all ways looking to improve.

Thank You for looking.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

22 comments so far

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#1 posted 02-24-2011 04:25 AM

Very nice. I have only finished 2 segmented bowl, and they are nothing like what you have made. The segmenting looks great! Thanks for showing.

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#2 posted 02-24-2011 04:28 AM

The rising sun pattern is very cool .

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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#3 posted 02-24-2011 04:30 AM

Impressive! I can see this must have been a lot of work. Nice job.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#4 posted 02-24-2011 04:40 AM

Beautiful job! You have a Lot more patience than I do!

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#5 posted 02-24-2011 04:44 AM

Hey Scrappy
Now you really messed up.
I thought the other segmented vase you made was the best you could do. But this one might be better. Or maybe not. But if it is or if it’s not. It’s Beautiful.

-- DeputyDawg

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#6 posted 02-24-2011 04:49 AM

Nice design Scrappy! I also like the idea of a heavier base – for stability and less hollowing. Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 02-24-2011 05:01 AM

Scrappy, you always create the greatest. Keep it up!

-- Rustfever, Central California

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Heidi Neely

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#8 posted 02-24-2011 05:02 AM

Beautiful Scrappy....I’d forgive you for being late too for a vase THAT beautiful :)

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#9 posted 02-24-2011 05:26 AM

Beautiful job Scrappy.

Where are all of the detailed pictures.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#10 posted 02-24-2011 05:40 AM

Nice work Scrappy. Luv the feature ring.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#11 posted 02-24-2011 05:51 AM

Nice vace. Beautifully done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 02-24-2011 07:41 AM

very nice work, Thanks very much for posting

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#13 posted 02-24-2011 09:14 AM

I like the feature-ring. This is a hard one to do. You’ve done it very good. Shapes are a very personal subject. I would have loved to see that the bottom part was a bit longer but that’s just me.

I’m looking forward to the next one



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#14 posted 02-24-2011 02:16 PM

great looking bud vase, nice to see i inspired some one keep them coming

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#15 posted 02-24-2011 02:39 PM

excellent job on the feature ring and the overall piece, it came out great!

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