Tall Pine Vase

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This vase is one of my early pieces and I thought some of you might like to see it.
I had a lengthy discussion with a very experienced turner about DEEP Hollowing, and he passed a couple of tricks on to me. This is the result of that discussion.
The vase is made from pine planks glued together and then hollowed out bit by bit.
I cut out about 3 inches at a time and then parted off that hollow piece and moved on to the next bit. Then when it was all done I glued the “Sleeves” back together and disguised the joins with grooves. It looks very like one piece but is in fact 5 pieces.
The vase measures 6in dia and is 16in tall.

I was assured that this method is not “Cheating”.

Thanks for looking.


-- 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. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 09-27-2013 08:05 AM

Nice result Bob, like the method and definitely not cheating the final result is what counts for me regardless of how it is achieved.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 09-27-2013 11:18 AM

Very attractive Vase Bob!
I would say it’s just another technique to make a very nice looking vase and a very clever one at that. Cheating never entered my mind here at all. I just see a very well crafted attractive vase! One way or another you aced it!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 09-27-2013 12:30 PM

Well done Bob. I like the way it looks ribbed. Nice

-- Ron Campbell

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#4 posted 09-27-2013 01:08 PM

Nice job! It has an almost antiqued look; really cool!

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#5 posted 09-27-2013 10:41 PM

looks good. I don’t see any joints, could have fooled me.

I may just have to try something in pieces like that.

-- Witty signature line still pending

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#6 posted 09-28-2013 02:29 AM

CHEATER Just kidding. It looks perfect as one piece. That’s a cool green finish. There are a lot of turners doing the same. I almost had to do the same thing a couple times but haven’t yet.

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

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#7 posted 09-28-2013 03:41 AM

Very nice Bob. Looks like a lot of work.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#8 posted 09-28-2013 01:16 PM

Nice work Bob, If this is cheating, then every segmented turner in the world is guilty.

-- 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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