Aurora's Vase Frame

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Project by robscastle posted 07-23-2013 09:08 AM 1110 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch


A simple and quick project required by Aurora.
She had a plant in a metal pot and wanted something more impressive so asked for a frame for it.

The Process:

I had a piece of rosewood left over long enough to do the task so I jointed it sawed it in half and ran it through the thicknesser

I then used my taper jig to cut the 10 deg taper on the side of each piece, a simple process to set up and then just flip the material over and do the over side, see picture 6.

I could have cut the 45 deg edge at the same time but as it was thin material I just set the table on my bench sander and produced the 45 deg edge that way.

I then cut the corresponding 10 deg on the top and bottom edges

The Glue Up:

Now trying to glue up something that shape made me think a bit. I clamped the larger top with the block shown at picture 3.

I then attempted to hold to other end with my shock cord clamps but they just slid off, so I then had a brainwave and tried something every wood worker has in their tool box…. Electrical Tape!
It worked well, in fact it worked very well I might add!
So I checked the diagonals for squareness and added a third tape in the middle see picture 5.
It was then simply a matter of letting the glue dry.

Electrical tape amazing!

The finishing:

Upon the glue setting I applied a slight radius to the top edges and then sanded it all over with 180 G and then finished up with 320G.


After taking a good look at it finished I again saw the open grain effect again that is typical of Rosewood.
I first saw this effect when I made the in and out trays.

A coat of Danish Oil and the result are in Picture 1 and 2.

A simple project I would consider one that is suitable for a student under instruction.

Again enjoyed the unique aroma Rosewood exhibits.


And the wife was happy…....priceless results for a little work!


-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 07-23-2013 11:59 AM

Very nice, elegant in appearance! Great job.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 07-23-2013 03:00 PM

Great Work!! Looks Awesome!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#3 posted 07-25-2013 04:49 PM

Looks classy, like the shape and the rosewood. Way better than the plastic or metal ones.

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