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Norfolk Island Pine Vases

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Project by BobWemm posted 03-30-2018 06:06 AM 1603 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made these from a 6inch branch that I collected from the tip. Been buried in the garden for 6 months and then left out to dry for 18 – 24 months. The idea was to promote spalting, but all I got was some nice smoky patches.
They are both sanded to 400 and sealed, then sprayed with “Cabothane Clear Gloss”. A polyurethane spray can.
I had to CA the eyes as they became loose when the walls got thin,
Thanks for looking and I hope you like them.
C & C Welcome.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.





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#1 posted 03-30-2018 06:44 AM

Looks good Bob. I like the shape.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 03-30-2018 07:31 AM

I like them very much.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 03-30-2018 07:33 AM

Well the spalting may not have worked out as expected but I think the result is just as nice.

Good job Bob!
BTW do you hear from aussiedave anymore these days?

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 03-30-2018 07:59 AM

Thanks Guys, They turned out OK.
Thanks for the comments.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#5 posted 03-30-2018 12:17 PM

Very nice vases, Bob. The first one looks like it has eyes where the knots are!

I’m not sure but I think a hard wood, like maple spalts better than a soft wood. Just my experience with the different types.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#6 posted 03-30-2018 12:19 PM

Those are some good looking vases Bob! Does Betty get to keep any of the great things you make. I’ve only seen small Norfolk Island Pine trees here; mostly in a small pot. Nice work as always!

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

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#7 posted 03-30-2018 01:25 PM

Be careful Bob, I think it’s looking back at you. We’ll call him smokey eyes. Nice work .

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

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#8 posted 03-30-2018 03:06 PM

Two great turnings, Well done, thought spring was hear may driveway was clear and dry, but 7 inches of wet snow overnight. No time for lathe today, plow snow.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#9 posted 03-30-2018 06:35 PM

great job ,mate
beautiful piece

-- bambi

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#10 posted 03-30-2018 08:07 PM

Very Nice Work Bob & Well Done Also. Thanks For Posting.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#11 posted 03-30-2018 09:44 PM

These are beautiful vases and I love the wood.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#12 posted 03-30-2018 11:09 PM

Absolutely beautiful. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#13 posted 03-31-2018 12:20 AM



Well the spalting may not have worked out as expected but I think the result is just as nice.

Good job Bob!
BTW do you hear from aussiedave anymore these days?

- robscastle


No Rob, not for a long time.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#14 posted 03-31-2018 12:26 AM



Those are some good looking vases Bob! Does Betty get to keep any of the great things you make. I ve only seen small Norfolk Island Pine trees here; mostly in a small pot. Nice work as always!

- woodshaver Tony C


Hi Tony.
She does have a couple of very special pieces, but most of them get sold.
These pines grow huge here, they were planted as roadside trees and are now destroying the roads with their roots. Geraldton, (100 miles) south of here is having big problems.

cheers Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#15 posted 04-01-2018 05:16 AM

Bob, the vases look great, good job keeping the knots in place.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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