|Project by kiefer||posted 08-25-2013 08:49 PM||1143 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
A little vase for my wife to keep some dried lavender in which was a gift from our daughter.
This vase can be used dry or with a glass vase inside for cut flowers .
It’s going into our bathroom with the box I recently posted .
Birch and walnut with satin lacquer finish about 9” tall and 3 1/2”x 3 1/2” base .
Sorry ,I did not get into the making of this but here is how I made it .
The whole thing got started when my wife said ,I haven’t got the right thing to put these flowers in.
Well of to the shop I went and saw this strip of birch veneer sticking out of the garbage bin.
This veneer is the finished top layer about 1/16” thick I cut off with the band saw and discard whenever I use prefinished flooring as it is very hard on tools .
OK I grabbed the strip and put it in hot water for about an hour and simply spiral wound it to the diameter I thought looked good ,clamped it on both ends and let it dry for a couple of days .
The base is a piece of walnut from the scrap bin and with a few saw cuts it looked just fine and to hold the veneer cone in place all I did is cut a groove with a hole saw to match the veneer diameter.
When the veneer was ready I trimmed both ends and glued it into the base with hot melt glue and added the little strip of walnut at the top held together with glue and three tooth picks trimmed and glued .
I feel good having found a use for this veneer instead of throwing it away (recycling I guess ) and the texture seems to work with this . A fun and simple project ,all in all about an hour and no trip to the store .