8 Pointed Paduak Star Vessel

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Project by Julian posted 11-01-2018 02:08 AM 1311 views 4 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This vessel is made from alder, paduak, maple, and black veneer. The top half was a bit of challenge but it came out surprisingly well; no gaps in the joints. Approximately 7 1/4” x 4 1/4”. Finished with several coats of laquer, then wet sanded to 1500 grit, and 3 coats of carnauba wax.

-- Julian

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#1 posted 11-01-2018 02:23 AM

thats a real tricky piece to pull of Julian, those joints are superb, absolute top class work indeed.
Great choice of timbers

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#2 posted 11-01-2018 02:33 AM


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#3 posted 11-01-2018 02:49 AM

Another of your amazing pieces. Great job for sure. Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 11-01-2018 08:21 AM


-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#5 posted 11-01-2018 09:49 AM

WOW !! what a masterpiece !!

-- If your going to your mums.... can I go in the shed ?

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#6 posted 11-01-2018 10:42 AM

vision and artistic talent equals this magnificent piece of art.

thanks for sharing

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 11-01-2018 11:45 AM


-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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#8 posted 11-01-2018 01:19 PM

Excellent work Julian and a beautiful result. I like that you used a stave construction. I know this was probably necessary to accommodate the star feature, but it also gives a very clean look to the vessel.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 11-01-2018 02:53 PM

Really striking!
Great wood choices.
Incredibly well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#10 posted 11-01-2018 02:55 PM

Thank you all for your comments.

-- Julian

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#11 posted 11-01-2018 03:23 PM

very nice work again,i just love seeing your new creations,you are a master at hollow forms.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#12 posted 11-01-2018 03:39 PM

That is just an excellent piece, Julian!!!!!!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#13 posted 11-01-2018 03:45 PM

Beautiful work Julian! You sure have a good variety of projects!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#14 posted 11-01-2018 03:56 PM

WOW what has not been said except INCREDIABLE GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#15 posted 11-01-2018 04:59 PM

This is definitely a beautiful piece and definitely looks like a lot of craftsmanship went into making it.

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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