MIL Vase #1: What is she looking for?

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Blog entry by Zuki posted 11-14-2009 12:26 AM 1263 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The other day DW said that her mother was looking for a vase to put some tall dried flowers. It had to be 22” – 24” high and 6”-8” square. MIL could not find one any where so DW asked me to make one from scraps.

I scanned the shop and found the following:
- 10 piece of ¼ pine panelling
- some 1×4 band sawed pine
- a quantity of short 1×4 D4S pine
- some ¾ poplar

The only plans I had are the ones in my head. It gonna be one of those projects that you build as you go. I like those types when they are not all that complicated.

Here are the majority of the scraps

Here is the pine paneling. I cut them to 22 ¾. Why 22 ¾ . . . the shortest was 22 5/8 and I wanted to square them all up.

Band sawn pine prior to planing.

Tools I used today. I finally put my mitre saw on the Bosch TS stand that I picked up for a song. Its super manoeuvrable.

I mitered the pine paneling. I hope the TS is accurate.

Pile of scraps getting smaller.

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#1 posted 11-14-2009 01:22 AM

Improvisation is the mark of a master. This should be quite interesting.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#2 posted 11-14-2009 09:21 PM

Pine is usually not the wood of choice by most LJer’s, but I use a lot of pine and I say more power to you. Waiting with bated breath to see if your Mother-in-law will be pleased. That is not an easy task and it shouldn’t be undertaken unless you are willing to live with failure. Good luck, no matter the outcome.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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