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Manzanita Burl Bowl (Vase) #14

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Project by Eric M. Saperstein posted 230 days ago 479 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK this is an attempt at a vase. So far so good I think for the first full size vase?? The center is hollowed out about 9” deep roughly 2 1/8” in diameter. The outside – well I just spun it until I didn’t feel like spinning it anymore and made a cool abstract shape.

Now I just need to find an insert to make it able to hold water. A piece of PVC or pipe with a cap on it, glass tube. IDK yet.

I have plans for more vases, but I need to find the right pieces to make it work. Pending some shipments from one of our suppliers – all sorts of fun secrete locations and hunting/gathering missions to find the perfect burls! All I can say is there’s some really fun (scary) times ahead with the lathe spinning some objects that really shouldn’t be rotated at a high RPM let alone stabbed with sharpened metal spikes while this twirling is in progress.

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com





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Alexander

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#1 posted 230 days ago

Kind of a Natural form. I like it.

-- John at Sugarloft Mountain........Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 230 days ago

Intresting

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Eric M. Saperstein

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#3 posted 229 days ago

This one kinda fascinates me … I have another piece I think I can do something similar with and some more pending shipment that will be really interesting to play with.

thanks!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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#4 posted 225 days ago

The color in that wood is incredible

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Fishinbo

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#5 posted 225 days ago

Gorgeous bowl! Like the stunning wood colors and awesome shape, looks like an art sculpture. Great job!

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Eric M. Saperstein

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#6 posted 225 days ago

Waiting on some more material still – we have some prospects pending but now the lathe is down! Sheared the main spindle right off it. Guess this stuff took its toll … amazing how harsh this stuff can be!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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Eric M. Saperstein

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#7 posted 222 days ago

OK It’s official – we have kickstarted a campaign on Kickstarter … we need a new lathe and apparently this is a method to get some funding. Read the details, we’re offering a generous rewards system that basically is pre-selling our bowls, vases, and vessels in order to fund the purchase of a new lathe.

Please help us out if you can by sharing this link wherever you can – and of course if you want a bowl please sponsor (back) our campaign! – Thank you!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1933285255/artisans-master-bowlturner-lathe-project

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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