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Project by Bearpie posted 02-21-2012 01:37 AM 2356 views 3 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Segmented Birds Eye Maple & Ebony Vase with Red Oak base 8” D x 6 1/4” H 401 pieces

Finished with several coats Polymerized Linseed Oil and Beeswax then Wipe on Poly and a coat of Wax.

This one took me a while as I was still recuperating from my total knee replacement surgery and couldn’t stand for long and had to take many breaks and the month of January is how long it took me to make this. My knee is healing nicely and I am walking with no pain now and YES the operation was totally worth it! I do not have full range of motion with it yet and may never have the full motion that I had before but the absence of pain makes up for that!

Comments and critiques welcomed and appreciated!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#1 posted 02-21-2012 02:02 AM

Wow….Stunning contrast.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#2 posted 02-21-2012 02:03 AM


-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#3 posted 02-21-2012 02:17 AM

That is awesome! The design is spectacular, really nice job.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 02-21-2012 02:24 AM

That is a museum quality piece Erwin!
Your turning talent level just keeps going up!
You choice in wood selection is spectacular as well !

-- Eric, central Florida

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#6 posted 02-21-2012 02:35 AM

Beautiful an amazing vase ,it’s such an impressive work of art.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 02-21-2012 03:02 AM

Sure is a very nice piece Erwin, looks like a lot of careful cutting & tight glueing followed by a great turn. Fabulous timber selection & matching, bet you keep this one :: )))
Hey great to hear the op’ went well & you’re on the mend
Cheers mate

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

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#8 posted 02-21-2012 03:14 AM

wow thats looks Great

-- Pat Brownfield Westland,Michigan

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#9 posted 02-21-2012 03:15 AM

Makes me wonder if you don’t need to get that other knee replaced… :-) Just kidding! That is an amazing work of art. The patience needed on two good knees (hmmm) would be much more than I could muster if I had anything like your skill. Hard to improve on perfection….

-- I'm not crying... That's dust in my eyes!

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#10 posted 02-21-2012 03:29 AM

Gorgeous piece! Anyone would be proud to display that in their home!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#11 posted 02-21-2012 03:33 AM

That is one beautiful vase !
Looks like you are feeling better by looking at this .
The segmenting is tight and precise in pattern .
It doesn’t get better than that .


-- Kiefer

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#12 posted 02-21-2012 04:08 AM

Very nice piece Bear: I was intrigued by your first words (my best work ever) so I took a look at your other pieces to compare—Hell man Your first piece looks better than my last. Any how that is a great piece and the feature ring gave me an idea of inserting an array of the (rather my) most common used species of wood highlighted in a bordered Ebony frame. Now I’m starting to drool—gotta go

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#13 posted 02-21-2012 04:09 AM

Well done Bud!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#14 posted 02-21-2012 04:34 AM

nice kick at the can

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#15 posted 02-21-2012 04:34 AM

stay focused at what u do well

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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