|Project by Bearpie||posted 10-04-2011 05:06 AM||1423 views||1 time favorited||18 comments|
Red Oak and Purple Heart Vase 9” D x 7 3/4” H 362 pieces, Wipe on Poly
This vase turned out to be my most precise segmentation work thus far! This has 16 segments per row and 16 inserts. I had sheets of Purple Heart veneer and just put a full sheet on each layer instead of cutting 16 extra pieces per row. I had run out of Purple Heart stock otherwise I would have made a dark ring on the bottom and \ on the top. Each ring on this one turned out perfect and was a breeze to glue up. I like this as it is and so does my wife! I am learning what not to do and what will not work and what will! I am still on a learning curve and I think I will be for a while!
Walnut and Maple Vase 8” D x 8 1/2” H 138 pieces Wipe on Poly
This one I started a month ago and got carried away with other projects and let this one sit around. I finally just got back to it and finished it just in time for my 3 upcoming shows 3 weeks in a row. I tried to be different with this one and cut the pieces on a double mitre. This made for a very difficult glue up as I could not use my stainless steel hose clamps cause when I tighten the clamp the pieces slid up! I had to glue it by hand, put glue on rub together till it sticks then hold for a few seconds (10 to 15) then the next piece and when it was dry put the pieces together. This turned out to be too much work but had an interesting look. That was probably why I moved on to other projects! I knew this would still be a good looking vase in spite of the one error I made in the fabrication. Can you spot it? If not then it is not a mistake!
As always, comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated! Thanks for looking.
-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL