First Vase - Maple & Walnut

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Project by plantek posted 03-13-2012 11:50 AM 1159 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since I bought my lathe I have been making pens and an occasional practice pieces. So this marks my first real attempt at creating something on the lathe.
It’s about 9” tall and about 4” wide. The shape is free form inspired by many vases I have seen before.
The material is Walnut and Maple with a finish of 1 part shellac, 1 part boiled linseed oil and 1 part denatured alcohol.
I bored out the center with a 1 7/8” forstner bit to get a head start.
I love my new lathe…

Thanks for looking!

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#1 posted 03-13-2012 12:48 PM

Great Job.

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#2 posted 03-13-2012 12:48 PM

Nice looking vase. Walnut and maple look great together.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#3 posted 03-13-2012 12:54 PM

You did a very nice job on this. It only gets better from here! Great job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 03-13-2012 01:44 PM

Very nice. The maple and walnut give it good contrast.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 03-13-2012 02:48 PM

Nice job. I like it. I tired something similar once. I got a little off center at the very beginning and the proportions were all thrown off. Burn pile. Yours looks good.

-- Kayvon

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#6 posted 03-13-2012 06:24 PM

Lovely looking vase.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#7 posted 03-13-2012 09:13 PM

The contrast in this piece looks awesome! great work!

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#8 posted 03-14-2012 01:24 PM

A different way to glue up a segmented bowl, but it looks very good. Hope you continue to have fun
playing with the lathe. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#9 posted 03-14-2012 01:27 PM

Nice vase. Keep it up.


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#10 posted 03-14-2012 02:54 PM

Thanks for the nice remarks folks…
I just getting into this and loving every bit.

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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