Another Hollow Nub Vase

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Project by Ted posted 01-25-2016 04:17 PM 1333 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second vase utilizing a hollow nub as the rim, not nearly as twisted wild crazy mangled as the previous one. I’m finding that people either love these or hate ‘em. I find them pretty cool so will make more when I have time. This one is 6-1/2” tall and 3-1/2” wide at the mid section. Worm holes are filled with coffee tinted epoxy.

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#1 posted 01-25-2016 04:18 PM

Very cool

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 01-25-2016 04:34 PM

That’s a beauty, Ted. is the cavity(not the worm hole) big enough to add a glass insert? Say, maybe a test tube?
Keep ‘em coming!

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 01-25-2016 04:37 PM

I love it… or maybe I don’t… Yep, I think I do… Hmmm, drill the hole back out and stick a hand carved worm plug in it…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#4 posted 01-25-2016 05:13 PM

Hey Ted if we all made the same stuff I wouldn’t log on. How did you like working with the epoxy?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#5 posted 01-25-2016 06:23 PM

Really cool…. Put a magnolia in it and bring it to the Jamboree

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#6 posted 01-25-2016 07:13 PM

Nice looking piece.
I like what you did with the worm holes.

Hmmm…. what did you do with the worms???

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#7 posted 01-26-2016 12:47 AM

Another piece of art from something others would have burned. Good job. You just mixed fresh, dry coffee grounds with epoxy?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 01-26-2016 05:23 AM

Thanks for the comments, everybody. :)

The coffee epoxy is fairly common, as I learned about it on youtube and other places on the web. I use very fine coffee grounds, more like a powder. Just mix the two parts of the epoxy and the coffee together all at once. I’ve also experimented with other dry powdery stuff to make different colors, and nothing so far seems to effect the epoxy’s setting time or workablity.

Candy, the opening is about 1-1/4” wide but was only about an inch deep. I drilled it out with a 1” bit about 5” deep. I have some glass tubes that are narrower and longer… guess I could have drilled to accommodate a tube but didn’t think about it at the time.

Gary, I don’t have a magnolia but I once lived on a street named Magnolia Ave.

Randy, the worms were delicious!

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#9 posted 01-26-2016 07:13 AM

It is beautiful and kind of gross looking. I love it so much! Good work!

-- I make bowls and spoons.

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#10 posted 01-26-2016 08:44 AM

Not for everyone, right. I love the seamless fusion between the live edge and the stuffed wormholes =)

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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#11 posted 01-26-2016 11:30 AM

Way cool.

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#12 posted 04-20-2016 05:41 AM


I love it a lot. What kind of wood is it? If you find anymore like that I will trade you wood for it.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#13 posted 04-20-2016 07:15 AM

Arlin, I think it’s maple but really don’t know my woods well enough to be sure. It’s found wood. I won’t be doing any wood scavenging any time soon but whenever I do, I’ll make sure to keep an eye out for any usable nubs and send a few your way, no trade needed.

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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