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Project by woodworkerscott posted 01-19-2013 09:07 PM 803 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my fourth stave vessel attempt. This one went to my daughter. She loves blue so I thought I would incorporate some blue box elder burl in to the vessel with a blue acrylic ring at the bottom. I think the Maple color works well with the blue and I will likely try using the colors together again.
Made from Maple, Box Elder Burl, and acrylic.
Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for looking.

-- " 'woodworker'.....it's a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof





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RussellAP

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#1 posted 01-19-2013 09:10 PM

It’s beautiful. What is that inlay made of?

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#2 posted 01-19-2013 09:15 PM

Very cool I like it a lot.

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woodworkerscott

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#3 posted 01-19-2013 09:32 PM

Russell, the large ring is made of Box Elder Burl and the small ring at the bottom is made from acrylic.
Thanks for the kind words.

-- " 'woodworker'.....it's a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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#4 posted 01-20-2013 01:13 AM

Very nice! .....so the box elder burl was dyed before lamination? If so… how did you get the color deep enough into the wood that the color wasn’t ‘turned off’? Your joints look really tight.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#5 posted 01-20-2013 02:44 AM

Too cool. That is very pretty. That box elder blue is awsome.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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woodworkerscott

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#6 posted 01-20-2013 02:46 AM

Spoon,
Yes, the box elder is impregnated with dye and what is called “stabilized”. I purchased the wood already prepared this way. This is my first time to use this and I am quite pleased with it. I kept expecting to hit spots that weren’t dyed as I cut into it, but never did have that problem. Oh, and the dye never came or left even any residue when a finish was applied and wiped. Pretty cool stuff.
Thanks.

-- " 'woodworker'.....it's a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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Spoontaneous

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#7 posted 01-20-2013 03:26 AM

Thanks for the response…. I will keep that in mind for future projects. You used it well.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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RussellAP

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#8 posted 01-20-2013 03:31 AM

Where do you get your inlays?

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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woodworkerscott

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#9 posted 01-20-2013 03:50 AM

Russel,
There are various sources. The particular acrylic on this vessel I got at Penn State Industries: http://www.pennstateind.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=SEARCH&q=acrylic+sheets

The box elder burl can be found lots of places. So far, the best everyday price on it has been here: http://rrpwhite.com/acryliwood/#_self

The burl in this vessel I happened to get here: http://www.burlsource.com/, although he is a little higher.

By the way, the burl segs on this were cut on the chop saw you sold me, lol. Thanks again.

-- " 'woodworker'.....it's a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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RussellAP

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#10 posted 01-20-2013 04:18 AM

I’m glad those saws are doing good. I may have to check into that upper inlay, looks really nice. I’m making a walnut mug now and it will have 4 circular inlays of red coral and a blue stone I can’t recall the name of. It really helps to wax down the work before you use glue, it stops the CA from penetrating which can mean lots of sanding.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#11 posted 01-20-2013 04:04 PM

Great job on this Scott. I love the blue colored burl and acrylic accent. The colors look amazing with the Maple.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Zinderin

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#12 posted 01-22-2013 03:38 PM

Ok, so here is my question …

On something this large, what glue are you using to adhere the wood to the acrylic???

I have thought, several times (fleetingly), about doing something similar to this, but making my own acrylic (like you make your own acrylic pen blanks), but I have always questioned the glue … I don’t want to make something that is going to fall apart 10 years down the road.

Anyone have any experience with the different glues we might consider?

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woodworkerscott

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#13 posted 01-23-2013 04:13 AM

I use a two-part epoxy to adhere wood to the acrylic. You can also use clear acrylic adhesive, but it is a little more costly and smelly.
You must scuff the surface of the acrylic really good to insure a good bond. I have used Titebond 2 and been successful as well, but feel more confident in using the epoxy.
A thick CA glue works good, as well.
Hope this helps.

-- " 'woodworker'.....it's a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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#14 posted 01-24-2013 09:41 PM

Beautiful piece!!.....Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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