Large Box Elder Vase

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Project by AstronomyDude posted 01-26-2017 06:34 PM 1804 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was made from the base of a Box Elder tree I got 3 years ago. I had to trim it with a chain saw to fit on my lathe. Hollowing it was a bear…

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#1 posted 01-26-2017 06:56 PM

Wow, this is amazing. Please tell me your made a youtube video on this accomplishment??

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 01-26-2017 07:06 PM

Fabulous Looking Huge Vase! Amazing work!

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

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#3 posted 01-26-2017 08:31 PM

that is awesome.the wood is beautiful.that would scare the hell out me turning that.great job.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 01-26-2017 09:00 PM

Awesome does not even cover it! That must have taken quite a bit just to get it on the lathe! Congrats on such a great piece!

-- Mike

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#5 posted 01-26-2017 10:21 PM

Beautiful. I’ve never seen anything like it….

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#6 posted 01-26-2017 11:08 PM

Holy cow! Robust has some power! Beautiful chunk of wood!

-- The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. – George Bernard Shaw

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#7 posted 01-26-2017 11:48 PM

Amazing! What are the dimensions on that monster? And how much does it weigh? Takes a lot of skill to turn something that big. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#8 posted 01-26-2017 11:58 PM

It is 24” tall and 20” wide. Starting off I had to chain saw it to clear my Robust American Beauty that will turn a 25” piece.

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#9 posted 01-27-2017 01:33 AM

That isworth a couple of BRAGS about!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#10 posted 01-27-2017 02:36 AM

Good grief that’s beautiful !!!

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected ! RIP 09/08/2018

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#11 posted 01-27-2017 03:21 AM

UNBELIEVABLE My goodness this is amazing. Wowza Way to go!!!!! Robust should use you in a commercial. A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 01-27-2017 04:33 AM

I wouldn’t have the nerve to stand next to the lathe with that massive chunk of tree spinning.

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#13 posted 01-27-2017 05:08 AM

Large Box Elder Vase….Large would have to a bt of an understatement .. thats a real monster
I guess the wife is smiling because your still alive!

imagine if that brute got loose and hit you you be seeing some stars for sure!
Congratulations on the DT3,

I think a tee shirt award is in order for your efforts and fine result.

-- Regards Rob

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#14 posted 01-27-2017 06:30 AM

Hey Dude, what are you going to do with it? Nice colours in it!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#15 posted 01-27-2017 11:55 AM

That is a huge base and it’s beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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