Test Tube Vases

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Project by Gianni posted 12-22-2013 03:08 AM 1140 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw some small tube vases posted and thought it was a cool idea, so I ordered up some test tubes. Regrettably, I don’t seem to have a drill bit the right size, and between deer hunting and bad weather I haven’t made it to the store to pick one up.

Still got a few done on the scrollsaw though. Cut a piece of leftover ply into blanks and cut the bottom slot on the table saw, then taped them together, drew on a pattern (mostly random points from a set of french curves, though the green one is just the shop-vac hose end) and cut them out. Broke my last fine blade on the first one, and with no trip through the ice to the store I just did the rest with a spiral blade I had here, which left the edges a little rough.

Finish left to right are poly, gold paint, and green minwax colored stain. I think they will make great trinket giveaways and are pretty fast to rip out.

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#1 posted 12-22-2013 03:48 AM

They are really cool. Good idea.
Thanks for showing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 12-22-2013 02:55 PM

Cut the last one this morning with snowflake patterns, and it looked really good right up until it snapped in my fingers. Be sure to leave enough wood to allow for a small void in the ply.

Lesson learned.

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