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Project by BobWemm posted 03-05-2014 05:21 AM 641 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

On the 22nd January this year I got the bright idea to make this vase. I went to my wood stash and selected a piece of knotty pine, well, it was already round and the right size. When I had it turned I showed my Wife and she wouldn’t let me cover it up, it was so pretty. So that was posted here and I had to go to Plan B.

So I scrounged up some structural pine and joined enough together to make a blank. When it was sanded and sealed I applied the money and 4 coats of Mod Podge which took 20 minutes for each coat to dry. My Darling told me I should have used the Waterproof stuff, so I applied 1 coat of that and left it to dry.

After more than two weeks, it was still sticky, and I didn’t want to take the money off and start again. I found a can of Clear Acrylic spray paint so decided to try that. It dried in an hour or so, so I applied several more coats and allowed them to dry.

After sanding as far as I dared, there were still brush marks from the original coatings, so I applied two more heavy coats and finally got a lovely smooth finish.

The final coat is Satin Lacquer.

The vase measures 7.5in tall and 5.5in wide and I think it might have to be a keeper, because I doubt that I will get my $775.00 back. What do you think?????

C & C welcome and thanks for looking.

Bob.

-- 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.





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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 03-05-2014 06:22 AM

Damn terrific Bob, well worth the $775.00 for the material. Will be real conversation piece but I am not going to bite.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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TonyWard

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#2 posted 03-05-2014 06:37 AM

Now this is devotion to your craft, can’t see many others following your benchmark!

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~ http://www.tonyward.org

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MakingCurls

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#3 posted 03-05-2014 07:15 AM

novel idea but it seems like an expensive way to achieve it. i’d have been inclined to save up the vouchers you get in the mail every now and then that look like real bills

-- Out in the shed making curls

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Texcaster

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#4 posted 03-05-2014 10:43 AM

I think you could sell that in Queensland.

-- Bill....... " was you dryin' your nails or a wavin' me goodbye?" Tom Waits

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woodshaver

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#5 posted 03-05-2014 12:57 PM

My first time seeing anything like that Bob! Looks good! $775.00 …. Ahhhh I’m still trying to think of something else to say here!
A very unique way to spend your earnings! :)

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 03-05-2014 02:09 PM

It looks cool. It’s very unique. It looks expensive. It gives me a lot of ideas for a future turning. You have a great idea here. Nice job. I made a made a money ornament a couple months ago but I can still get at the money when I need it. ( ps I don’t think I could use it around some of the people I know, it would vanish. ) Ha ha.

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

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Rockbuster

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#7 posted 03-05-2014 02:52 PM

Now that is a damn neat idea Bob. Probably wouldn’t work over here tho, no more that what the buying power of our money is worth, you would have to make several more just to be equal. Good idea on how to use all of that leftover money I have from Viet-nam

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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Nathan H.

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#8 posted 03-05-2014 06:43 PM

Cool! I have some currency left over from trips to the UK, Philippines, and Argentina, maybe i will use it for something similar. Awesome idea!

$775 though?!? crazy!

-- - Nathan H., Iowa

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