Birds Eye Birch Vase

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Project by RichardH posted 05-07-2011 04:02 AM 2802 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wanna know the coolest thing about this piece? My boss gave me the chunk of wood two weeks ago when I was out in California! The spout is ebony and the piece is finished with General Finishes Seal-a-cell and Arm-R-Seal..

Even better, he also gave me a nice chunk of old growth Redwood he said was around 300 years old. Trying to think of something special to start with it this weekend.

Finished piece is a little over 7” in diameter and about 4.5” tall.


-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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#1 posted 05-07-2011 04:12 AM

this is really cool


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#2 posted 05-07-2011 04:18 AM

Gotta love bird’s eye, even in pine, This is nice!

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#3 posted 05-07-2011 04:22 AM

Nice piece Richard, well done :)

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

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#4 posted 05-07-2011 04:45 AM

Special piece, one of a kind for sure thanks for posting…BC

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#5 posted 05-07-2011 09:12 AM

pine? This thing is beautiful, The finish is perfect.

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#6 posted 05-07-2011 02:50 PM

Gorgeous wood…. love the finish.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 05-07-2011 05:13 PM

Richard isn’t that what they call Masur birch? Whatever it is it’s beautiful & the ebony works so well

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

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#8 posted 05-07-2011 05:27 PM

Looks beautiful. One of those projects you look at several times and admire.

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#9 posted 05-07-2011 06:51 PM

Thanks everyone. Trevor, I think you may be right, I only know that it was identified as birch which I havent worked with very much. I’ll say that it carved very nicely without tearing out and didn’t require a lot of finish sanding to take a nice polish. I almost almost went with redwood for the spout but changed back to ebony in the end to try and get the most contrast.

In any event, I sure hope I can find some more of this stuff!


-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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#10 posted 05-07-2011 11:43 PM

Amazing work!

-- christopheralan

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