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White Ash Vase

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Project by TheDane posted 07-24-2020 12:18 AM 514 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This White Ash vase was a bit of a challenge … the blank was irregular in shape, severely out of balance, and had rotted in the center leaving some nasty voids.

I glued large waste blocks to both ends, which gave me some latitude in finding an axis to turn on. Some of the interior voids were pretty deep and close to the finished exterior profile so I had to take extreme care while hollowing to keep from blowing out the sides.

It is 9-1/2 inches tall, 4 inches in diameter, with segmented walnut rings for the top and base. Finish is 2 coats of oil, followed by five coats of satin poly.

I have a Oneway Bowl Steady that helps dampen vibration and used a Harrison Simple Hollower to take out the interior.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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MrWolfe

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#1 posted 07-24-2020 02:09 AM

Lots of character in that piece!
Great job pulling it off. Great grain and a lot of determination to make that vase.
Jon

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TheDane

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#2 posted 07-24-2020 02:44 AM

This picture was taken with an endoscopic camera to get a view of the interior … pretty ugly!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Mark Wilson

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#3 posted 07-24-2020 04:59 AM

“endoscopic camera”?

Okay. I’ll bite. Where’d you get that? Retired proctologist?

It’s a beautiful piece. Over the top.

-- Mark

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oldrivers

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#4 posted 07-24-2020 10:38 AM

Beautiful vase love the wood grain, you did a good job, thanks for sharing.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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TheDane

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#5 posted 07-24-2020 12:12 PM

“endoscopic camera”?

Okay. I ll bite. Where’d you get that? Retired proctologist?

Amazon has them … check it out!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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