|Project by Thewoodman2000||posted 03-03-2014 02:06 AM||529 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
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