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Project by Kerux posted 1186 days ago 1361 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mother’s Day Presents for Church. We are making about 35 of these flower vases made out of Sapele Mahogany. When done they will be 7 Inches tall. I would love to have these done but the winter weather has now allowed me to really get into the shop. So, we are rushing to get them done.

I purchased a Colt Maxi Cut forstner bit to make the hole for the tube a bit easier. Well, it cuts like butter! But…. a ‘normal extension’ does not work with this bit, you have to purchase their extender. It won’t get here till Saturday, so we are trying to get as much done before then. Shaping and drilling the hole as far as we can. Can’t cut off until drilling can be completed.

That’s my son, Josh (15yr) on the lathe helping out.


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#1 posted 1186 days ago

What a great gift you are giving! And what great help you have! I am certain that all the Moms in your congregation will love these vases. Be sure to send photos of the finished product.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#2 posted 1186 days ago

Great project, nice work

-- Norman

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Stephen Mines

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#3 posted 1186 days ago

Hey, nice work! Now you know what ‘Turner Bill’ meant when he said, “One of a kind? Any damn fool can make one of a kind!” That was part of the wonder of Rude Olsolnics candle holders: consistant beauty.
Good job, good cause, great thanks for sharing.

-- Stephen Mines (

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#4 posted 1185 days ago

Great idea Kerux

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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