3-Axis Turned Bud Vase & Copper Rose

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Project by Lazyman posted 06-07-2016 07:49 PM 1467 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My next turning experiment was this multi-axis weed pot. This one is about 5” tall, made with live oak and Tried and True Varnish Oil finish. What I learned about this technique is that you have to be sure to get all of the tool marks cleaned and sanded before you change to the next axis. I discovered that I left some fairly obvious ridges when I started to sand once all of the turning was done. Lots of hand sanding and they are still visible. Doh! Not sure that I could make one too much larger than this because the off-center turning caused my mini-lathe to jump around quite a bit at anything but the lowest speed.

And of course a small vase needs a small flower so I decided to try the copper rose technique I saw on the Instructables website so I got some metalworking experimentation in as well on this project. Yeah, I know this isn’t copperjocks but it is made for the vase. The last picture shows the rose after cutting the copper, texturing and mounting on a 10 ga. wire but before shaping. I made this one smaller than the instructables one to make it proportional to the small vase.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#1 posted 06-08-2016 12:57 PM

This rose is incredible,even better than a real.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 06-08-2016 06:30 PM

Thanks Ivan. The bland wood on this little vase needed something to make it more interesting. The rose was actually pretty easy to make. With a little more practice, they can look even better. I wanted to try the copper rose technique because I thought it would be a good way to put “permanent” flowers on graves. I am also experimenting with different patinas on the copper. I found one method that gives the copper a mottled pink color and will try another that should be a bright red which might look really good for rose petals.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#3 posted 06-08-2016 08:13 PM

That’s very creative. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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