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Project by pottz posted 03-20-2021 08:21 PM 937 views 1 time favorited 66 comments Add to Favorites Watch

saw a guy on youtube showing how he made weed vases from small logs and branches so i thought id try one.had a large load of walnut firewood so went and found a chunk about 4”d x 9”h.it had a soft rotten core that went all the way through but nothing a little “lot” of thin ca glue couldn’t fix.turned on lathe then i drilled out the vase hole on the drill press.pretty easy turning even for a beginner.finished with arm r seal.wood is green and will probably crack but it’s rustic so i dont really care.

-- 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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recycle1943

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#1 posted 03-20-2021 08:35 PM

OK – first off WALNUT firewood ??
second – pretty cute for a hunk of firewood

-- 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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#2 posted 03-20-2021 08:44 PM

Pretty nice looking weeds. The vase is pretty good also.

-- Ron

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#3 posted 03-20-2021 09:15 PM



OK – first off WALNUT firewood ??
second – pretty cute for a hunk of firewood

- recycle1943


yeah the place i get my firewood from has walnut,cheaper than oak and burns and smells better.thanks dick.

-- 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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#4 posted 03-20-2021 09:15 PM



Pretty nice looking weeds. The vase is pretty good also.

- 987Ron


ha ha thanks ron.

-- 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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#5 posted 03-20-2021 09:37 PM

Easier to hollow when the middle’s rotted out too, right, buddy? ;-) That’s a pretty good looking piece of firewood!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#6 posted 03-20-2021 09:42 PM

For firewood to a masterpiece, NICE.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#7 posted 03-20-2021 09:59 PM



Easier to hollow when the middle’s rotted out too, right, buddy? ;-) That’s a pretty good looking piece of firewood!

- Dave Polaschek


thanks,yeah there was a tiny hole so i stuck my awl into it and it went all the way in as far as it could go,flipped it around and the same.almost said forget it,but with some ca it worked out fine.wife likes it.

-- 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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#8 posted 03-20-2021 09:59 PM



For firewood to a masterpiece, NICE.

- woodbutcherbynight


thanks gunny.

-- 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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#9 posted 03-20-2021 10:00 PM

Ok, firewood. That’s great, with the cost of lumber now a days, that is a great choice.

Love the rustic look on this piece, well done.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#10 posted 03-20-2021 10:02 PM



Ok, firewood. That s great, with the cost of lumber now a days, that is a great choice.

Love the rustic look on this piece, well done.

- Eric


thanks bud.im always amazed at the stuff i see guys here make from something most would burn.

-- 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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#11 posted 03-20-2021 10:10 PM

+1

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#12 posted 03-20-2021 10:13 PM

I agree to that one. I have a bunch of small drops of hardwoods sitting on the bench, waiting to be used in something. I don’t want to say that I dumpster dive, but if I see something that has potential I’ll take a second look. I have heard that some on here even rescue dressers for their projects.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#13 posted 03-20-2021 10:15 PM

Oh great and here we are burning stuff I would kill for!
Thanks for firing me up about Walnut Pottzy.

good thing you used lavender that will calm me down a bit

-- Regards Rob

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#14 posted 03-20-2021 11:05 PM

I like the rustic stuff. Looks good!

-- Ben

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#15 posted 03-20-2021 11:47 PM

That walnut log never looked better with those weeds in it! or maybe those weeds never looked better in that log! LOL!
YUP! a few cracks will just add to the rustic look! Nice looking center piece Potts!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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