|Project by Bearpie||posted 04-15-2013 11:05 PM||1991 views||3 times favorited||20 comments|
This vase was difficult to turn because it was so tall and I couldn’t get deep enough with the tools I had so the bottom 2 1/2” is solid. I also had to use my lathe steady rest to hollow out this vase. This Rosewood Vase is 16” tall, 8” D at the top tapering to 5” D at the bottom. I had hoped to pierce through all the way down to the bottom but had to settle with putting some carvings on the bottom 2 1/2” to keep the designs flowing. This is finished with a 50/50 mixture of Tung Oil and Danish Oil.
This design was drawn by a friend of mine who is a graphic designer. Thank you Michael Freeman. I’ll definitely use his service again!
Picture 1 is the finished vase. Picture 2 through 6 shows the progression of the work process. I used different sizes of forstner bits to drill out the “waste material area”. Then switched to a Foredom and Dremel tools to clean it up. The clean up took 3 D A Y S! However, I think the result was worth all the sanding!
My wife wants to find a glass blower and have a piece made to fit this vase so some beautiful flowers could rest in this!
Comments and critiques welcomed and appreciated!
-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL