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Project by TZH posted 09-02-2021 11:59 PM 436 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one was an experiment all the way through the process.

I started by choosing a firewood block/round big enough to maybe kinda sorta end up like I hoped it would end up but with no guarantee because I ain’t really good at carving with a chainsaw:

Then, I tried a chainsaw plunge cut that I’ve never tried before:

The hard part was being able to get down into the well of this vase to smooth the sides using a variety of tools to do so. Fortunately, I had the tools including a long neck die electric die grinder with a SaburrTooth cup rasp and SandBoss inflatable drum sander to smooth the inside.

After that, it was a simple matter of shaping the outside of the vase using a combination of carving discs and sanding drums to get the tapered shape of the vase.

The final result is a 16 inch high vase with a 10 inch deep well.

Feedback is appreciated.
TZH

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On





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pottz

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#1 posted 09-03-2021 12:32 AM

id say youve created a very nice rustic vase.did you or are you going too make the inside water proof so that it could be used for fresh flowers ?

-- 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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TZH

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#2 posted 09-03-2021 12:52 AM



id say youve created a very nice rustic vase.did you or are you going too make the inside water proof so that it could be used for fresh flowers ?

- pottz

Thanks for the feedback. I won’t waterproof it because it’s intended to be a stand alone decorative vase. Any kind of water based plants (flowers) would ruin it. Plus, I’m not sure what I would use to make it waterproof in the first place.

TZH

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#3 posted 09-03-2021 01:38 AM


id say youve created a very nice rustic vase.did you or are you going too make the inside water proof so that it could be used for fresh flowers ?

- pottz

Thanks for the feedback. I won t waterproof it because it s intended to be a stand alone decorative vase. Any kind of water based plants (flowers) would ruin it. Plus, I m not sure what I would use to make it waterproof in the first place.

TZH

- TZH


you could use epoxy a lot of guys here have made wooden mugs for coffee or beer.

-- 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 09-03-2021 02:05 AM

Chainsaw to hollow it out…. that is is a cool way to up your game. There wasn’t a lot of room for error on the size. Nice work. End results look great.

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#5 posted 09-03-2021 02:42 AM

Beautiful end product. Outstanding work!!

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

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#6 posted 09-03-2021 01:40 PM

Well done. This vase will live on forever.
Roman

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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