Staved vessel

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Project by NoSlivers posted 06-06-2010 04:03 PM 2695 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After seeing so many other beautiful project by other lumberjocks, I just had to try a staved vessel of my own. This is of Madrone and Ebony (Offcuts from a previously posted Greene and Greene table) and having finished it I think it’s one of the ugliest things I have made in recent history. I’m posting it merely because my lovely (and supportive) wife thinks it’s just wonderful and plans to place it somewhere in the house. I suggested the furnace, she’s leaning more toward the kitchen. She thinks it’s great so I guess that’s really what matters. As for me I just consider it a learning experience and am better prepared for making more staved vessels. It’s about 10”h x 8” dia at the opening. Thanks for looking.

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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#1 posted 06-06-2010 04:07 PM

It looks good from here. :) I really like the wood combination.
In the kitchen, it would make a good utensil holder for spatulas, spoons, whisks, etc.

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#2 posted 06-06-2010 04:16 PM

I’m with Mary Anne that is a very fine piece & the utensil holder would be perfect.

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#3 posted 06-06-2010 04:55 PM

Looks great a neat vessel


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#4 posted 06-06-2010 05:08 PM

You may not like it but I think it is beautiful! Simple lines makes for a very striking piece. I, at first, thought the black lines were grooves and wondered “how did he do that?” Then I read the post. My thoughts on this is that it will make a very, very elegant waste basket for a showcase office where looks are important! Please be proud of this work as it is very well done! Ahh I just looked again and realized the scale is a bit too small for a wastebasket by the turning tool modeled next to it. Mary Anne had the right idea. The maker is often his own harshest critic and least appreciative of his skill and craft! You did wonderful on this!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#5 posted 06-06-2010 06:20 PM

That is a mighty fine staved vessel. You need to listen to your wife….there’s a reason she is known as your BETTER half! You are very talented.

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#6 posted 06-06-2010 08:32 PM

It is a great piece.

Sometimes, when we spend so much time on a piece, knowing its flaws or how you should have done this or that, we grow to dislike it towards the end. When someone who doesn’t know any better (most non-woodworkers) sees it, they fall in love with it.

Take the compliments, accept the talent you have and build another, using what you’ve learned.

That said… beautiful vessel!

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#7 posted 06-06-2010 10:01 PM

Doesn’t matter..if your wife likes it and she wants to use it in the kitchen, IT IS SUPERB IT’S THE BEST STAVE VESSEL TO DATE

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