2019 surprise swap

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Project by poospleasures posted 03-15-2019 11:25 PM 1074 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my entry sent to recipient LJ Earls. The all walnut segmented lidded vase with finial is from piece of walnut found in an old barn in Big Springs, Ky. This was my first try at loose rings cut into the finial. The all wooden knife ( not good for anything but to talk about) with the end of a 45 caliber shell casing for an emblem is redheart w/all the light colored wood being hard maple. Have made appx. 252 bowls and vases and about 1080 wooden knives since my retirement.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#1 posted 03-15-2019 11:35 PM

Pretty vase, and knife, Vernon!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 03-15-2019 11:40 PM

Nice work!

-- Rick M,

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#3 posted 03-15-2019 11:53 PM

Nice work Poo!

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#4 posted 03-15-2019 11:57 PM

beautiful Vase and Knife Vernon hope your still doing well on your recovery road GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#5 posted 03-16-2019 12:08 AM

Good job Vernon.

-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

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#6 posted 03-16-2019 12:10 AM

Really beautiful!

-- 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.

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#7 posted 03-16-2019 01:09 AM

I’m a lucky dude, I’m a lucky dude…...because that fine looking vase is sitting on the buffet in my dining room!!!!

I had to hide the knife so my daughter didn’t “borrow” it like she did with the box Neil made for me.

Vernon – The lidded vase is gorgeous. I hope someday to learn how to make things like that on a lathe. Thank you so very much!!!

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#8 posted 03-16-2019 01:43 AM

That vase is nothing but spectacular ! !

-- 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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#9 posted 03-16-2019 01:56 AM

Vernon, you are just so good! Your turning is amazing and those knives are just so sweet. Great job buddy!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#10 posted 03-16-2019 02:15 AM

Awesome work on the vase. I need to try the captive ring I haven’t done one yet. I guess that will have to be a bucket list item.

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#11 posted 03-16-2019 06:58 AM

Beautiful shape and finish. Greta storage space for various things too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 03-16-2019 10:26 AM

Thanks for all the good comments. After all, our egos need a little boosting.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#13 posted 03-16-2019 01:10 PM

That’s Awesome….Great Job !

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#14 posted 03-16-2019 01:35 PM

Excellent job Vernon. And of course your signature knife will make your recipient a happy man. Well done.

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

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#15 posted 03-16-2019 05:58 PM

Gorgeous work.

The knife makes an excellent letter opener.

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

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