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This was suppose to be a VASE before disaster struck. NOW A.

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Project by bushmaster posted 05-07-2019 05:10 AM 1176 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometimes it takes a disaster to cause one to shift gears and try another road, sometimes for the best. This started out to be a vase, it was the first project after making the wooden articulated arm. Being anxious to try it out I hadn’t set up a lazer to check wall thickness. You can guess what happened. The spaulted wood just gave way at the top. The wood pattern was so spectacular I was very disappointed. It was on the way to the fire but just couldn’t do it. After it sat around for a few months a brain wave hit me. Enlarge the hole, make a lid and it could be a knitting bowl, of a slightly different design.
I found a matching slab of spaulted birch that I had been hording for at least 30 years. It was ┼Žow beautiful to drill a hole through the knob for the yarn so a made another plain lid for knitting.

This project was completed in March just before I left for a trip down south to volunteer to do building projects at a camp. A friend who I was teaching him lathe work, I was telling him I was going to take it and other things with me to sell to raise money for the camp. He said could I buy it for my daughter, being I had her in school I said why not, I said 75 dollars, when he brought me the money he gave me a hundred. With that amount and other things I wrote a cheque for $600.

There was about 70 volunteers there working on numerous projects, I worked on the COWS, Cabins On Wheels.

4 to 6 of us where able to frame up two units.

Had a great time and then visited family and friends, so it was a month before I got home. Now that spring is here in the North there is no end of jobs to be done. Hope I will have time to post a few projects.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia





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Ivan

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#1 posted 05-07-2019 05:38 AM

Spalted wood looks amaizing. Turned out to very beautiful cup.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 05-07-2019 05:52 AM

Nice save, that wood is spectacular looking. The contours on the top really enhance the spalting. This should get you a DT3 by tomorrow, so congrats a little early.

Also you certainly did your good deed by giving up a month of your time building and making $600 for the kids.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#3 posted 05-07-2019 06:02 AM

My goodness me Brian, For an old bloke you sure keep busy, no grass will ever grow under your feet.
The vase/bowl is beautiful, shame about that lid splinting.
Your volunteer work is amazing and I’m sure some of the young blokes had trouble keeping up with you; I DO!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#4 posted 05-07-2019 06:26 AM

Unbelievable beautiful.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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#5 posted 05-07-2019 08:09 AM

Beautiful bowl, wonderful recovery, and an awesome story to compliment the post, Brian. My knitting daughter would be envious! Well done.

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#6 posted 05-07-2019 10:11 AM

In my view this is a very nice piece of art. It is amazing what nature does and most of the time goes un-noticed
Keep busy it is good for your health and nice for us to see, thanks for posting.

-- andrek

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#7 posted 05-07-2019 11:39 AM

Nice work on the turned parts and the COWS…You are a real giving person, Brian!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#8 posted 05-07-2019 01:26 PM

Excellent save . I don’t blame you for keeping it away from the fire pit. Well worth the effort.

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

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#9 posted 05-07-2019 01:46 PM

wow beautiful bowl that wood is incredible,a real nice save.

-- 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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ralbuck

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#10 posted 05-07-2019 02:56 PM

AS ALWAYS—greate, or Knitter!

nteresting story and nice “cows” too.

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

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John

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#11 posted 05-07-2019 03:13 PM

The spalting in that wood makes it very attractive! Nice story to go with it too Brian.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#12 posted 05-07-2019 03:44 PM

sometimes the wood just talks to you.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#13 posted 05-07-2019 03:50 PM

a very beautiful wood species and a GR8 save and then a better story to go with it GREAT JOB :<))) GRATZ TOP 3

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

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#14 posted 05-07-2019 04:31 PM

Beautiful item my friend.

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#15 posted 05-13-2019 04:06 AM

Magnificent piece Brian.

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

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