|Project by OakHill||posted 02-25-2014 05:25 PM||3201 views||7 times favorited||7 comments|
This Oak Wooden Vase is made from several pieces of red oak. After rough cutting the oak the interior surfaces of the vase were stained before the glue up procedure.
Two templates were made to trace the profile onto the glued up blank. Then the front and back profile were rough cut on a band saw. Next step, re-attach the trimmed off pieces with doubled sided tape then rough cut the top profile. Final band saw operation is to cut the two side profiles.
Sanding was first done on a stationary belt/disk sander for the front, back and top. Final sanding was done using a palm sander. The sides were rough and finish sanded on an oscillating spindle sander using a special fixture, then hand sanded for final finish.
The finish started with an ‘wood grain filler’, more sanding then followed with two coats of ‘Autumn Blush” stain and three coats of Minwax ‘Wipe-On’ Poly.
Filled with a bouquet of dried, artificial/silk flowers or grasses; it is a work of art that can be changed with the seasons and will enhance any modern or traditional décor. A floral foam insert in the bottom holds the bouquets upright in the vase.
• Dimensions: 6”H, 6”W 2 ¼ D
The original design is from Woodsmith.com: http://www.woodsmith.com/magazine/extras/210/sculpted-vase-pattern/
-- John, Illinois, http://OakHillWoodCreations.com