Basketweave Scrolled Vase

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Project by woodreamer posted 02-10-2013 09:01 AM 4152 views 5 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was done on the scroll saw, using a concentric ring construction for the basket weave. The boards were laminated strips of oak and walnut to get the striped look. The top rim and base were cut from the same piece of oak. the whole basket was cut from 3/8 inch stock. the cutting was finicky, but not difficult. The real challenge, taking about three days, was the gluing, making sure that all the pieces lined up and were centered from each other so that the basket would not appear wobbly and lopsided. all together, a satisfying result. dimensions are, about 10 inches high x 11 inches wide. Only weighs about a kilo (lots of spaces in between).Finished with spray shellac
Thanks for looking

-- Bob, BC, Canada

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#1 posted 02-10-2013 09:20 AM

This project looks like a handful. Just the layout alone must have been difficult. Beautiful….....................

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 02-10-2013 11:21 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#3 posted 02-10-2013 01:10 PM

great job

-- jim nevada

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#4 posted 02-10-2013 01:15 PM

Simply awesome. I more of a lathe guy, but I have a Dewalt 788 and maybe it’s time to try one of these. I really like the dimensions and the design.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#5 posted 02-10-2013 01:22 PM

Wow, incredibly beautiful piece

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 02-10-2013 01:32 PM

This is well done and must have taken some time. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 02-10-2013 01:32 PM

Very impressive design, nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#8 posted 02-10-2013 03:28 PM

Nicely done Bob and an interesting design I haven’ seen before.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 02-10-2013 03:47 PM

Beautiful piece, nice wood combo. Did you use a pattern for this?

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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#10 posted 02-10-2013 04:16 PM

Thanks for the great comments! I picked this pattern up at Scroller ltd.:

-- Bob, BC, Canada

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#11 posted 02-10-2013 04:36 PM

Nice design. Superb execution! Beautiful!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#12 posted 02-10-2013 05:21 PM

love it, like how you laminated the oak and walnut. Great work!!

-- Hate how work gets in the way of my hobby!!

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#13 posted 02-10-2013 05:38 PM

Thanks pantango! I edge glued alternating strips of various widths, ranging from 1 1/2 to 3 inches. Edge gluing is always a challenge for me, in that I always question how much glue to put on so that there is a good bond, but without too much squeeze out and a resulting mess. I use Weldbond almost exclusively. I’ve learned that pipe clamps seem work for me to keep the panel flat when its dried, Then I touch it up by running it through the planer for a couple of shallow passes. If anyone has thoughts or suggestions on edge gluing, I’d love to hear it.

-- Bob, BC, Canada

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#14 posted 02-10-2013 07:03 PM

Hello Woodreamer

A nice scrollsaw work

A nice idea to combinate this two woods

How many time did you need to cut all the pieces ?

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#15 posted 02-10-2013 07:58 PM

Great work Bob. I have scrolled lots of bowls and baskets, but I must say I really like the design and the glue up you did is great as well. Edge glueing has always been a pain for me as well. Pipe clamps and a few straight board s laying across seems to work best for me

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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