Red Cedar Vase

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Project by John posted 10-12-2017 09:55 PM 1015 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a piece of Red Cedar from a very old, large stump; there’s almost nothing left of it. I’m guessing this area in the Slocan Valley was logged about 70 years ago. The stumps were picked over by fellows looking for shake material some time in the past so there is little but rotten wood left. I did get enough material for a few projects this size. It was nice to get back out in the forest in the area where I grew up. I went with my brother and an old friend from our ball playing days, a really enjoyable day.

The vase is 4.75” tall and 4.25” wide. It has a Salad Bowl Finish on it. It was very wet when we cut it but it has dried out and finished up real nice, there is no sign of rot and no bug holes in it.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#1 posted 10-12-2017 10:11 PM

Very Cool…I like the grain! Looks Great!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#2 posted 10-12-2017 11:22 PM

Nice looking vase John with a nostalgia story to go with it. Great piece to have for a remembrance.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 10-13-2017 12:36 AM

Real nice looking vase, John!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 10-13-2017 01:33 AM

Nice looking vase. Cedar is pretty splintery stuff. It must take a good hand on the lathe to get it to look so good.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 10-13-2017 06:20 AM

Looks so much bigger?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#6 posted 10-13-2017 03:08 PM

This is an outstanding piece. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 10-14-2017 04:14 PM

Very nicely done. Cedar is always a nice wood to work with, in myopinion.

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

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