Flowers and Vase for Mothers Day

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Project by Nick_R posted 05-09-2013 07:46 PM 1003 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Started with the Vase by gluing blocks of cherry with small veneer like slices of maple. Then made a 3” x 3” block out of them and put it on the lathe. I tried to shape it in a typical vase look, but I’m not sure I got there. I like it, just not the shape I started out to make. I do like how the maple zip zags all over the place.

Made the flowers on the lather too. Did the same thing with the maple. I tried to make the flowers in different stages of bloom.

Overall… I like it.. But we will see on Mothers Day when the ultimate judge deems its worth.

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst.

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#1 posted 05-09-2013 07:59 PM

Thinking you came up with a winner… Nice work… Sure Mom will be pleased… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#2 posted 05-09-2013 08:26 PM

Killer flowers. excellent.

-- Wood is a zen like experiance.

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#3 posted 05-10-2013 12:20 AM

Outstanding. Flowers have become some of my favorite lathe projects.

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#4 posted 05-11-2013 10:31 PM

Cool! I like it!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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