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4x4 burn vase w/ 1 for Mom

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Project by Thewoodman2000 posted 03-03-2014 02:06 AM 529 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these out of some wet 4×4 redwood from one of the big-box stores. I wanted to make my Mom something for her birthday. I thought a vase would be a nice gift for someone who is stuck in the house with health problems. That way my Dad can put a pretty flower in it when ever he wants to or I can do the same on a visit. Because the wood was wet I chose to use the propane torch to provide the finish. The heat is what really brought out the “knot” on her vase. The one I gave her is shown in the first 2 pics. This one is also my favorite of the 3 I have turned so far.
The short one was taller but I didn’t like the shape I was coming up with so I adjusted as I went. All of them have plastic test tubes inserted so if a real flower is wanted water can be placed to keep the flower fresh. I got the Tubes off amazon 90 of them for about $15. So if you do the math that’s a great deal and I can make lots more vases.

Thanks for looking.

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James





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#1 posted 03-03-2014 10:36 AM

Very nice work

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

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#2 posted 03-03-2014 05:18 PM

Monte – Thank you

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James

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#3 posted 03-10-2014 01:42 PM

It’s beautiful. Like the shapes, the grains and the knot. I’m sure your Mom will like it too. Great job!

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