100+ year old Pecan Tree Vase

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Project by RichardH posted 01-23-2012 01:16 AM 1556 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Vase is almost 9 inches tall and 4-5 inches at the widest point.

This year was a year of record drought in Texas, but only a couple of years back, we had some big floods nearby that took out a giant old pecan tree near a local creek bottom. There are several old pecan trees still standing in this grove, but this one toppled over as a result of the flooding.

I have a few big blanks, and have roughed out a few items, but this is the first item I’ve actually finished from that tree. I harvested the wood shortly after the tree fell, and the spalting was already present. This piece was roughed out and sat for over a year before I got back around to it.

Hollowed out with homemade tools and used a homemade steady rest. Finish is Bullseye sealer as a base then about 8 coats of General Finishes Seal-A-Cell .


-- "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 01-23-2012 01:17 AM

Nice vase and beautiful wood!!

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#2 posted 01-23-2012 01:41 AM

That’s one cool vase good job.

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#3 posted 01-23-2012 02:14 AM

now that’s just fine fine fine.. beautiful

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 01-23-2012 06:00 AM

This is one beautuful piece of wood. Your workmanship is outstanding!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 01-23-2012 09:05 AM

Lovely form Richard, nice graceful line & a great way to treat a nice piece of timber, well done : ))

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

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