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Project by Cliff posted 08-03-2020 10:31 AM 357 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two more Bud Vases from the Ti Tree, or Paper Bark as it is also called. I have added a Picture of a Paper Bark Branch from Back Yard Trimmings. As you can see the Bark is like Paper. Hence the Name Paper Bark.
The wood seems to vary from white tight grain to white wood with tinges of light red splotches.
These Vases are mainly white. But the tall thin one does have a Reddish Tinge down the side.
The Wood is nice to work with and doesn’t seem to split.

The finish is around 3 coats of a water Based Bench Top Varnish which is Food Safe.
Plenty more trimmings left, but I will think of a different project they could be used for.

Kind regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.





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crowie

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#1 posted 08-03-2020 11:13 AM

Who would have thought that under that bark one would find such beautiful timber Cliff….

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

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#2 posted 08-03-2020 11:16 AM

Nice vases, Cliff. The mineral streak really adds to it!!. When you said paper bark, I was thinking of our birch trees but that bark is much looser than a birch!

Cheers, Jim

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

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Bob Collins

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#3 posted 08-03-2020 11:29 AM

You have been busy Cliff. Some more nicely turned vases. Interesting grains in the paperbark and you have finished then off nicely with the polish. Well done.

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

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#4 posted 08-03-2020 02:14 PM

Beautiful vases Cliff. Making a vase is fun and good turning therapy. The perfect way to use those long branches.

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

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clieb91

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#5 posted 08-03-2020 09:43 PM

Those look really nice love the polished look to them. Most fun part of turning is you never know how they are going to turn out.
Need to give some of these as try again.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Cliff

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#6 posted 08-03-2020 10:35 PM

Peter. Thank you….Yes the intrigue of wood, is what might be inside.
Regards,.
Cliff.

Thanks Jim..”MINERAL STREAK” I didn’t know that….Is this something that happens in the growing process??
Do your Birch Trees have loose Bark?
Regards,
Cliff.

Bob, Thank you, yes I find the grain in Paper Bark Trees very interesting. You may find it could be a good Carving Wood.
Regards,
Cliff.

Thanks Dave. Having Branches nearby is very handy for those “Lets Turn Something Moments” I agree, it is good fun and Turning Therapy. I am finding Bud Vases are a great way to learn Turning as the Vase is small and if I stick to a formula it is becoming a nice easy project.
Regards,
Cliff.

clieb91. Thank you for the nice comments. You are quite correct. I never know what shape the Project will be. It just seems to happen. But good fun and it keeps me off the streets…Ha Ha Ha…
Regards,
Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#7 posted 08-04-2020 03:20 AM

Cool projects and I really like the tall one. The grain spirals around the length of it nicely. Great job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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Cliff

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#8 posted 08-09-2020 12:10 AM

Mike. Thank you…The Tall one has that natural mark in the wood. It helps to make it look interesting.
As with last Vases, I had no Idea what shape they would end up. I just went with it.
Regards,
Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 08-10-2020 05:30 PM

Hi Cliff. The birch bark peels off but it last a long time. If you have an old birch tree laying on the ground for 10-20 years, the wood inside will be all punky and unusable, but the bark will be fine. that is why the native Iindians made their canoes out of birch bark.

cheers, Jim

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

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Cliff

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#10 posted 08-12-2020 08:11 PM

Jim,....WOW!!!! That is Amazing about the Native Indians, Because we have something very similar.

Way up in the Top End Of Australia The Native Aboriginals would peel off large quantities of Bark from the PAPER BARK TREE (Ti TREE ) and place them on top of each piece until there was enough to kneel on and they could float across small areas of swamp and also keeping a sharp lookout for Crocodiles.
Thank you for sharing the very interesting information about the Native People.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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