Color Pencil Vase

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Project by Kevin posted 12-20-2017 12:45 PM 2175 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My daughter saw a vase like this online,so I decided to make one for her.

It was very simple

I went to the dollar store and bought approximately 20 boxes of color pencils and a plastic pitcher. I packed the pencils into the pitcher as tight as possible, then poured resin into it to fill in the gaps.

If you are going to try this, make sure you tap the pitcher on a hard surface to get all the air bubbles out.

After it cured over night, I put it on the large and turned it.

Like I said, simple.

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#1 posted 12-20-2017 12:53 PM

Those epoxided pencil vases always look like real fun to make, very nice turning.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 12-20-2017 01:20 PM

That is a cool looking piece. How did you hold it on the lathe after you broke the pitcher away?

Cheers, Jim

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

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#3 posted 12-20-2017 01:54 PM

Jim, I kept it attached by 4 screws in headstock

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#4 posted 12-20-2017 03:16 PM

This is a super looking vase. Always wanted to try it. Your daughter must love it.

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

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#5 posted 12-20-2017 08:44 PM

Thanks Dave.
My daughter is getting the vase from the elves as a Christmas present

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#6 posted 12-20-2017 11:53 PM

Imaginative! WILD! NEAT!

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

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#7 posted 12-21-2017 03:44 AM

Very cool!!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#8 posted 12-22-2017 01:42 AM

Kevin , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.
Was that epoxy two pack or something else?.

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

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#9 posted 12-22-2017 02:26 PM

Dang! That is super cool. Never seen anything like it.

-- Pete

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#10 posted 12-26-2017 07:40 PM

Grumpy, I used clear casting resin

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