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Project by amagineer posted 12-11-2013 04:41 PM 995 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to make my wife a vase for Christmas and wanted something different. I found a design by fellow LJ (Fabian). He said it would be no problem for me to copy his design. I chose White Limba because of the grain. I first drilled a hole for the test tube holder and cut the design on the band saw. The outer sides curve around and overlap on top, with a hole aligned in each. As I was finish sanding the top side broke, so I decided one hole would work, so I cut the top side back. Then the other side broke, so I cut out a piece of black walnut and inverted that and turned a piece of Bubinga for the test tube to rest in. Finished with Varnish. I hope she will like my design.

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





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patron

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#1 posted 12-11-2013 04:48 PM

one thing leads to another

great save

you both got a surprise for christmas

nice

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 12-11-2013 04:51 PM

When I break a piece it looks like firewood.

Great save.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho https://www.facebook.com/SillyLillyBowsAndMore

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#3 posted 12-11-2013 05:36 PM

Right on, I like the negative spaces, colors and design, etc. perfect art !

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#4 posted 12-11-2013 05:43 PM

It turned out really nice. Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 12-11-2013 06:14 PM

Hello amagineer

I like it because it’s very different

A great work with a lot of sanding !!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#6 posted 12-11-2013 07:14 PM

Very nice design. That is the sign of a good woodworker when you redesign on the fly and make it come out so beautiful. If you did not say anything, no one would know!!

Nice going!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 12-11-2013 08:32 PM

A very fine and artistic design

Well I spent a bit of time ferreting out the referenced and acknowledged original Fabian design but it was no where to be found!

I was impressed with your work so much I wanted to see just what the original looked like.

So some questions need to be answered if you may please.
Q1 How big was the original piece of timber/s
Q2 Its possible it broke on the weakest section across the grain?
Q3 Have you got any in process photos ?
Q4 Have you considered framing up a construction blog?
Q5 Most importantly what did the wife think of it?

-- Regards Robert

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#8 posted 12-11-2013 10:31 PM

Turned out lovely. Now you have a unique one-of-a-kind design that is your own. I bet you it gets replicated by others. :)

-- http://www.bentwoodjewelrydesigns.com

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#9 posted 12-11-2013 10:58 PM

Thanks all for the comments.
-don

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

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#10 posted 12-11-2013 11:13 PM

An artistic and imaginative save. Looks great and I bet you never could have designed the final piece if you had to! That’s often the case…...what we think we are gonna make, isn’t always what we end up with. You did a nice job on this.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#11 posted 12-11-2013 11:39 PM

Thanks Don

I will now be quiet again! Youtube revealed all.

-- Regards Robert

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#12 posted 12-12-2013 06:53 AM

That’s the beauty of a wood, you can always built something.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 12-12-2013 07:15 AM

Wow, that really came out nice!

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#14 posted 12-12-2013 04:10 PM

Nice save. I gotta agree with Bentwood, Im sure others will copy your design on this one. Great job and thanks for sharing

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