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Project by doubleDD posted 11-28-2018 01:20 PM 963 views 0 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had this log for a few years now and I knew it would have some cool color. I picked it out of a huge brush pile that was going-to be burned. So when we needed a vase to hold some wood flowers my daughter gave us I decided this would be perfect. I believe it is some type of wood from a Yew tree or bush. The wood was very hard and turned like a dream on the lathe. About 8’’ tall x 3’’ dia. Finished with Danish oil.
This will make a nice center piece for our table. I was worried that the left side of the log where there was a crotch (pic5) would be unstable but instead worked out great for me. My wife loves it and that’s all that matters.

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





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steliart

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#1 posted 11-28-2018 01:31 PM

Wow that is a great vase turning buddy and that wood has so nice grain … !!!!!!!!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#2 posted 11-28-2018 01:44 PM

Wow! Nice work one the vase Dave! Old logs are like gift wrapped packages that only reveal their gift after you dig into it. Your gift was a great one!

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

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#3 posted 11-28-2018 02:08 PM

+1 what tony said,that wood is incredible,nice work dave.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 11-28-2018 02:08 PM

Very nice work Dave!

-- Alan - Raleigh, NC

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#5 posted 11-28-2018 02:37 PM

Great piece of turning Dave, sure is nice wood. Can see why your wife likes it.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#6 posted 11-28-2018 02:40 PM

I always feel weird saying this to another guy, but uh, nice wood, Dave!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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recycle1943

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#7 posted 11-28-2018 03:53 PM

Show us an ugly log then a beautiful vase, whats going on here ? lol

you’re right, that will be a stunning center piece

-- 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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Jerry

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#8 posted 11-28-2018 04:07 PM

That’s just an amazing thing Dave, great job on the turning and what a find with that log!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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doubleDD

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#9 posted 11-28-2018 04:46 PM

Thanks Stelios.

Tony, ever since I purchased a lathe I found out all that beauty that’s inside all those logs we burn and discard. They sure make nice projects.

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

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#10 posted 11-28-2018 05:28 PM

Breathtaking, Dave.
P.S. I got a notification on this.

-- Mark

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#11 posted 11-28-2018 05:49 PM

Love that yew, nice work.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#12 posted 11-28-2018 06:00 PM

yew did a nice job on this no pun GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#13 posted 11-28-2018 06:01 PM

Beautiful shape turned, but also, very nice piece of wood.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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ralbuck

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#14 posted 11-28-2018 06:01 PM

Fantastic triple win!

Absolutely gorgeous vase and #2. PLEASED the wife! #3. Wood rescue too.
Triple crown! Now it should make top three also!

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

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#15 posted 11-28-2018 07:07 PM

That is beautiful!
The colors are a suprise and really add to this piece, nice work, nice project!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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