Weed Vase #2

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-21-2019 02:47 AM 1295 views 2 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a weed vase made from Ambrosia maple. It is 7” in diameter and 1 3/4” wide. I had a dozen designs for the base and settled on this one that looks to be the shadow of the vase projected straight down.
The vase is finished with Danish oil and buffed and waxed.
The base is also Ambrosia Maple and is finished with clear matte spray so it does not shine much.

the following are some process shots of it being made:

I turned off the second tenon with a concave jam chuck

cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 11-21-2019 02:53 AM

As always Jim…well done.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#2 posted 11-21-2019 03:00 AM

Very clever and beautiful vase Jim. It is definitely one of a kind. hats off to you on this. The ambrosia compliments the weed perfectly.
My first impression of the picture made me think you were trying to make a Ka-zoo

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

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#3 posted 11-21-2019 03:22 AM

Beautiful and unusual.
I love the finished piece and the accompanying stand.
Thanks for showing the process. I couldn’t figure it out but what a great vase.
“Weeds” are a great way to showcase it too.

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#4 posted 11-21-2019 04:04 AM

I remember some other guy did a weed vase

Oh wait a minute it was Jim that loves his weeds. I like the Ambrosia, but really liked the Box Elder one a little more.

You make pretty cool stuff.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 11-21-2019 05:25 AM


You have transformed yourself into a True Lathe Turning Master!

Keep up the Great work!

This is awesome!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#6 posted 11-21-2019 07:41 AM

that´s the passion
beautiful vase,buddy

-- bambi

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#7 posted 11-21-2019 10:27 AM

Great looking bud vase Jim, really like the wood it sets it up nicely. Cheers.

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

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#8 posted 11-21-2019 11:00 AM

nice work Jim, my little Nova could do that but I can’t lol

-- 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 11-21-2019 12:50 PM

Great looking weed pot Jim, you are a very inventive turner. Are in your AZ park yet?

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#10 posted 11-21-2019 01:18 PM

I realy like this creative project. Well done. Will put this on my list to give it a try-

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#11 posted 11-21-2019 01:36 PM

Beautiful elegant shape! Very cool way of making it. I like stand too!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 11-21-2019 02:32 PM

Very impressive. Attractive too!

-- Galootish log blog,

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#13 posted 11-21-2019 02:41 PM

That’s awesome!

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#14 posted 11-21-2019 03:08 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments on the weed vase. The wood was so pretty I could not resist

Hi Dick.I’ll bet you could easily make one on your Nova!!

Hi Chuck, Still in Michigan but will be down there soon!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#15 posted 11-21-2019 03:21 PM

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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