Carved and Pierced 12" High Vase

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Project by Bob Collins posted 04-23-2011 11:34 AM 1190 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a decide as I go project. Some crappy wood from a pallet that I practiced cutting Compund Meter Angles on, got them right and glued into two whatever that I was going to practice piercing on as the wood was soft. Ended up grooving and glueing together, completed the four panels of piercing and then the carving thoughts crept in and this is the results. Could not get a smooth finish when sanding by hand so got the faithful dremel out with a round burr and dimpled the texture on, a bit of green paint, couple coats of shellac I had made up, final coat of ply and finish. Had to add a bit to the insie base so the glass vase would be just below the rim.

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

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#1 posted 04-23-2011 12:16 PM

Bob, looks like you took lemons and made lemonade. That’s another fine looking piece. I’d planned on a trip to town today to shop for burrs etc. but have to go up Wednesday for my annual physical so will put off my shopping trip till then. Regards

-- Don, North Carolina, Working full time at retired.

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#2 posted 04-23-2011 03:27 PM

Bob, this is very unusual and beautiful as well. You really did a nice job on this vase.

-- 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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#3 posted 04-23-2011 04:32 PM

Congratulations, even your practice looks better than most of my projects. Had to take a look at your
shop, and if I can ever cure my addiction to bowl turning for my extended family, I am going to have to
see if I can carve or not. Thank you for sharing. One question, what are your 2 theories of arguing with
a woman? The only one that works for me is “I am sorry beautiful lady, can I take you dancing?”

-- As ever, Gus-the 78 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 04-23-2011 10:44 PM

Nice job, Bob. There is a final product always, you just get there differently sometimes…...

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 04-24-2011 01:10 AM

Bob, you are realy of in a new direction with these latest works, cant wait to see where you take us,
very interesting combination of finishing :))
Nice job

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 04-24-2011 03:48 PM

hi bob another masterpiece love the direction you are going with your new designs
thanks for sharing them with us

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Sam Shakouri

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#7 posted 04-24-2011 10:38 PM

I agree with all the comments above and add that your latest works look like hundred years old antiqus that worth a fortune. Very well done indeed, Bob.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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Bob Collins

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#8 posted 04-25-2011 12:30 PM

Thanks for the comments. Gus, I’ll let you know if I find one that actually works. I wish I knew what direction I want to take, at the moment I just want to have a go at everything. Here are a couple of before and afters I did over the weekend.

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

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