Posts Tagged ‘vase’


Anxiously Watching For Spring – A Natural Edge Bud Vase

May also be view on YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook. Where I live the snow has melted and early flowers are blooming. I have spring fever especially from being cooped up after my ski accident. I found a hazelnut sucker I pruned off last spring and determined to turn a bud vase to welcome spring. The […]

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Miniature Vase From A Rose Root – A Thorny Woodturning

May also be viewed on YouTube or Vimeo – But best right here!. I dug up a rose bush from my garden and saved the root. It was not very big but I thought that I’d try to turn something: either a small hollow form or a small vase depending on how the wood turned. […]

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Woodturning Bandsaw Jig Keeps Fingers For Another Day

May also be viewed via YouTube. In last week’s video, I showed a bandsaw jig that I used to safely saw a vase. At first, I thought that it was too simple to do a video on but then I reconsidered due to how dangerous a bandsaw can be. So for a bit of bandsaw […]

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Woodturning A Peek-A-Boo Vase With Launch Disaster

May also be viewed via YouTube. At a recent business meeting at a hotel, I saw some strange chairs around their pool area. A light flashed on in my head: “Could I turn something like that?” Well, certainly not a chair of that size but how about a vase. I’m calling this vase a Peek-A-Boo […]

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Woodturning An Eccentric Or Multi-Axis Bud Vase

May also be viewed on YouTube. This bud vase is spalted birch harvested about a year ago. It is an eccentric turning on four axes: Main and offset by 3/8 inch at 120 degree intervals. A year ago, I rough turned it round and waxed it. It has been laying around my shop since then. […]

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Woodturning Open Segment Hollow Form Vase

I appreciate the form of classic vases and decided to turn one using open segmentation. This vase is walnut and cherry. Maple would have contrasted more but I think the tonal shades of the cherry blend nicely with the walnut. It is about 9 inches high and about 5 inches in diameter. This vase has […]

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Transforming An Old Fence Post Into A Rustic Fence Post Vase

I’ve invited Russ Coker from a local club to turn one of his favorite projects, a fence post vase. He salvages old fence posts from Wyoming that are mostly cedar and turns them into a vase. The wood is weathered and very, very irregular. His process is: Mount the wood between centers. Evaluate the wood for features […]

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A Natural Edge Bud Vase For Mother’s Day

I needed to make a bud vase to go with the flower I made for Mother’s Day. I chose a wet piece of gum wood and shifted the turning axis to include a natural bark edge. I finished this little vase with walnut oil. Despite the off-axis turning, this is still an easy woodturning project.

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Woodturning A Wood Flower For Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day coming so quickly, I need flowers for my wife — wood flowers. This flower will be of elm wood. The petals will open upward and outward – to welcome the bees to gather their pollen. Appropriately, this flower will be finished with beeswax and mineral oil.

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