Large White Pine Vase

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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 07-12-2010 07:02 PM 2689 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this sitting on a shelf in my shop. The date on it is 1995.

Its been sitting there for a long time. LOL

It didn’t have a finish on it. So I gave it a couple of coats of Mineral Oil.

This is some more of the wood from a tree that was hit by lightning.

I sat for awhile with the bark on it, & started getting worm holes in it .

I drilled, & plugged the worm holes.

It’s 7 1/4” X 9” high.

I set it on the kitchen table, & Barb uses it as a hat rack. LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#1 posted 07-12-2010 07:07 PM

It looks good as a hat rack!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 07-12-2010 07:28 PM

I like it with the hat. Maybe you should paint some eyes and a mouth on it. lol!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 07-12-2010 08:12 PM

in the hat photo you can see a little mouth – a grin, actually.

another beautiful piece – and put to good use :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 07-12-2010 09:48 PM

how come everything turns into a hat rack, or a lamp? HA HA cute

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 07-12-2010 11:31 PM

Thanks all!

That hat is everywhere. LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 07-13-2010 12:45 AM

It kept its shape fairly well Dick after all that time.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 07-13-2010 01:29 AM

I like it. I bet you have so much more around the house you havent showed us that you forgot about.

-- Janice

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#8 posted 07-13-2010 01:53 AM

Janice is right, you probably forgot more than I’ll ever know. Nice piece though.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 07-13-2010 03:21 AM

We have a floppy lion that occasionally turns up in strange places….......he would think he had died and gone to heaven, if he could live in the vase…

Actually is 70 deg here today, as Kermit and I sit and sift through the email. Managed to leave my credit card at a local store here on Saturday, didn’t realize until today… I retrieved it. Saw the usual flock of patients and had a bunch of laughs with clients who have become friends over the decades. Still fretting about Alistair’s hand. Found out a bunch of computer stuff I ordered is coming on the least convenient day…..Sherie said I couldn’t cancel all my patients…......computers are my longest lived and at times quite frivolous hobby….....(-:

Consulted on a table runner design that Sherie is embroidering with her latest sewing toy…......those are toys…....woodworking tools are machines….............(-:

Just another ordinary day in my life, no real complaints…........sounds like yours is going fine too…........


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#10 posted 07-13-2010 05:54 AM

Very nice hat rack :-)

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#11 posted 07-13-2010 09:02 AM

Now that is a chalice for a heavy drinker. haha Great shape and I like the hat.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#12 posted 07-13-2010 12:01 PM

Debbie is right there is a big smile, that chalice was sat waiting all those years for a hat like that to come along. The lightening strike was no accident it was the beginning of a marriage made in heaven. Thanks for posting Hey! now I’m smiling too.
God bless you both

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 07-13-2010 03:19 PM

Barb wishes to thank all of you who liked her hat.

I just entered a new picture of one of her hats she’s been wearing lately.

Notice the knot that looks like an “eye” peaking at you.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#14 posted 07-14-2010 02:56 AM

Good to see you back at It! looks good. 15 year old project nice little surprise to find.

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#15 posted 07-19-2010 03:29 PM

i love seeing the old ones posted…nice hat rack!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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