Burned Box Elder vase

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Project by Bill posted 01-29-2013 03:12 PM 1531 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of the largest vases I have turned yet, and one of the coolest. I started this thinking it was going to simply be practice, because I did not expect to find any unusual grain pattern or color. What a nice surprise inside.

The gash on the side was threatening to blow the whole thing open, thank God for super glue! Decided to burn the top and the area around the gash for some contrast.

I always laugh when people ask if they can touch the stuff I make, the last is a picture of just a couple of my product testers in action.

Vase is 13 inches tall and 12 inches at its widest. sidewalls are 1/4 inch

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#1 posted 01-29-2013 03:50 PM

Beautiful vase. A keeper for sure. Well done.

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

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#2 posted 01-29-2013 04:41 PM

Absolutely beautiful. Nice save!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#3 posted 01-29-2013 05:06 PM

As always your work is awesome

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 01-29-2013 05:09 PM

Beautiful vase. I didn’t realize the size until I saw the photo with your child and doggy. Very nice piece with great craftsmanship.

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#5 posted 01-29-2013 05:31 PM

Really well done piece.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 01-29-2013 06:32 PM

Great job on this. Good shape and for sure an interesting piece of wood. Looks like a daunting turn with all those crack areas.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 01-29-2013 07:22 PM

Definitely a cool vase. Not the easiest piece to turn I am sure !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#8 posted 01-29-2013 07:35 PM

this is a beautiful turning. thanks for sharing

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#9 posted 01-29-2013 10:15 PM

hi amusing piece of turning that is a beautiful vase must have being interesting to turn


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#10 posted 01-29-2013 10:29 PM

Well done on the vase.

I also love to use a torch on select pieces of wood.
Some of my select pieces just get the big fire place torch. lol


-- Please help me help other Vets click..> is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#11 posted 01-29-2013 11:16 PM

This is a beautiful turning! The last picture makes it look huge!

-- 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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#12 posted 01-30-2013 01:52 AM

That is one beautiful vase! Nice job

-- Ben from IL

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#13 posted 01-30-2013 03:57 AM

Very stunning vase! Your last photo really puts it in perspective.


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#14 posted 01-30-2013 01:35 PM

Very beautiful turning. The stand looks gr8 from what I see of it also.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#15 posted 01-30-2013 01:39 PM

That’s one of the nicest vases I’ve seen yet, and I’ve seen a lot of them. I like the burning for contrast. Thanks for sharing! :)

-- There are three types of people in this world... those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened.

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