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Project by nonickswood posted 05-16-2013 01:50 AM 1108 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I drew inspiration for this non-wilting flower from Harry's projects, he has made many, I have made One; and I was graciously given a length of wood, which I used a piece of for the-Tulip from another fellow Lumberjock. PASs- when we met at a craft show almost 2 years ago.
Species unknown; as you might know PASs has several Beautiful projects made from Dunnage, which this came from: I think he has since identified some of this stuff. —- Nice colors and nice to turn, maybe it came from one of those —Tulip tree?

Finished Tulip with a little Mineral oil & Beeswax- One coat of Poly wiped on the vase & twig just to clean it up.

Woods; Elm twig, Crape Myrtle, & Tulip tree??

Thanks for looking!

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 05-16-2013 03:07 AM

Good idea, great use of a branch for the stem, natural.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Tim

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#2 posted 05-16-2013 05:29 AM

Interesting I might make one.

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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#3 posted 05-16-2013 08:31 AM

Cool, I like it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 05-16-2013 10:41 AM

Sweet.
That is some good turning with those thin walls.
I like the bent out tips of the petals.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 05-16-2013 01:32 PM

Beautiful work and definitely an eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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nonickswood

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#6 posted 05-16-2013 06:06 PM

Thanks for the comments Guys.
And Thank you for the wood Pete.

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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#7 posted 05-16-2013 07:24 PM

Thanks Nick for showing us this wonderful vase and tulip. It is very unique. The wood grains stand out.
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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