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Project by nonickswood posted 03-22-2012 03:14 PM 1235 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a collection of vases, turned from some Holly branches/tree that my Neighbor
took down a few years ago, until recently it’s been seasoning in my attic.
Each one takes on its character.
They are finished with wipe on Poly, and all are thoroughly coated on the inside with a 2-part Epoxy, thinned with a dab of acetone so that they can with-stand water for fresh flowers.
Some of them are also on Etsy site

Thanks for looking.

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD





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MasterSergeant

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#1 posted 03-22-2012 03:52 PM

Very interesting, you captured my attention on these!

I like them a lot, now to find me some holly an see what my results will be.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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amagineer

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#2 posted 03-22-2012 06:10 PM

They are so unique. They would stand out on anyones table.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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Lidiya Blaznina

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#3 posted 03-22-2012 06:33 PM

Very beautiful and elegance collection,Nick.

-- Lidiya,Russia.http://www.reznoe.ru/

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mtnwild

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#4 posted 03-22-2012 11:53 PM

Those are cool, they have character.

Good idea saving that holly. Was looking to buy some lately for it’s whiteness. Fairly expensive wood. I think I’ll put some of my trees branches away too…..............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Rob Macdonald

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#5 posted 03-23-2012 12:04 AM

Nice set of vases. They look great together like that

-- IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME

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murch

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#6 posted 03-23-2012 06:28 AM

Really nice vases. Thanks also for pic’s of the process.

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

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nonickswood

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#7 posted 03-23-2012 02:13 PM

Thank You all for looking & your nice comments.

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 03-23-2012 04:44 PM

What a way to show off the beautiful things of nature. I love these.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com/

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Sodabowski

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#9 posted 03-24-2012 09:58 AM

Very interesting idea, the contrast between the bark and the white wood of the holly is quite unusual! I’ll give that a try :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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clieb91

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#10 posted 03-25-2012 01:58 AM

Nick, I have just recently worked with some Holly of my own. I love the pure color of it. The character that these pieces have are very nice.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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