Wooden Vase - Sculpted

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Project by OakHill posted 176 days ago 1873 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

To see the sanding fixture:
To see the finishing fixture

-- John, Illinois,

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#1 posted 176 days ago

Hello oakhill

Very original
Great work

Thanks for the link

Thanks for sharing

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

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#2 posted 176 days ago

Very nice! Thank you for posting this and sharing the idea. These look like they would be fun to make and fun to give away as a gift. Yours finished out very nice.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#3 posted 176 days ago

You do great work friend. I love the simple lines of the vases.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green



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#4 posted 175 days ago

Great work sir, built a couple of these myself as Christmas gifts after finding them in ShopNotes or one of my magazines.

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#5 posted 175 days ago

Cool looking vase. Very interesting way to do the sanding and finishing. Nothing like making life easier with a few simple jigs. Good work.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#6 posted 174 days ago

Great looking vases and the wood is beautiful….Nicely done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#7 posted 169 days ago

Beautiful vases! Like the cool shape and the pretty grains on wood. Great job!

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