|Project by Charlie75||posted 04-05-2014 12:32 AM||1270 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
After watching and admiring the vases that Steve Carmichael Created awhile back. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/97115
I thought I would take the opportunity to post my first project. It’s surely not my first project ever. There are many. It’s just the first posted here. More will follow.
My vase is different in that I had to use aromatic cedar to make it instead of Western Red Cedar as Steve used. That turned out to be a bit of a mistake for a couple of reasons. First is that my wife is allergic to the smell of aromatic cedar. Secondly it took several coats of brush on Laquer to kill the smell. Both outside and inside.
Another mistake was I followed Steve’s lead and forgot to sand the inside of the vase before I glued it together. Having said all of that it turned out beautiful. I wish I could find a wood with the grain markings and beautiful coloring that Aromatic Cedar has. I still have 3 pieces of the stuff 4’ long and it’s stinking up my shop. lol
My and I picked up the flowers and twigs and Hobby Lobby. She used these vases for table center pieces for a group of ladies from out church when she entertained them with a luncheon. I might add that my vases got rave reviews. Yay me. lol
Enjoy. Your comments most welcome.
-- Charlie75, Alto