Bud Vase

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Project by RickB posted 12-04-2011 12:35 AM 3009 views 9 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Several years ago, there was a plan for this in a Wood magazine, which I held onto. Had an office Christmas party and so I put this together. I do not own a drill press, so making the center hole was a bit of a chore. Rather than glueing up a blank and drilling through it, instead I took four boards, cut a cove on each with a diagonal pass over the table saw. Then I mitered both edges on each of the 4 boards and glued them up. A pass through the band saw and attached the base. Finish is Danish Oil. Base is maple, column is birdseye maple.

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#1 posted 12-04-2011 01:34 AM

That is a great solution to making the center hole. I have had that pattern marked in the magazine for a long time now as a someday when I get to it project, after seeing yours I think maybe I should get to it this year.

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#2 posted 12-04-2011 01:44 AM

Not an original idea with me. I read it in a letter to the editor a month or two later. I did go through a lot of college geometry to get the coves to approximate the hole well.

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#3 posted 12-04-2011 02:51 AM

Elegant and well built

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 12-04-2011 04:18 PM

Very nice ! Have that issue of Wood mag also..can’t seem to part with any of the mags much to my wife’s dismay.

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#5 posted 12-04-2011 08:19 PM

Hello RickB

I love your bud vase

A nicely idea and a good job

Thanks for sharing and for the idea

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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