Golden Chain bud vase

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Project by LesB posted 02-24-2022 07:19 PM 417 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a bud vase I made for a lady friend who is turning 90 in a couple of weeks.

It is made from Golden Chain tree wood (Laburnum Anagyroides). The wood came from a tree her deceased son planted when he was a boy and the tree was knocked over in a snow storm several years ago. At the time her husbands asked if I could I make her something from the wood as a remembrance of her son. So I made a lidded box. I have never had someone so pleased with something I had made for them as she was.

I still had this piece of the wood so I decided to make this bud vase for her. It is 6” tall and finished with processed Walnut oil and wax.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#1 posted 02-24-2022 07:23 PM

Great story and a wonderful vase. Lovely.

-- Ron

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#2 posted 02-24-2022 08:35 PM

that was great les im sure it made her very happy.wood is beautiful.

-- 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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#3 posted 02-24-2022 08:39 PM

Very nice of you Les! Touching story! Making someone happy feels so good!

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

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#4 posted 02-24-2022 08:43 PM

Looks great Les, and a wonderful story to go along with the posting.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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#5 posted 02-26-2022 02:55 AM

Very heartfelt gift and so nicely done. This story is the joy of woodworking – to show someone you care by the thought and care that goes into the project. Great job!

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#6 posted 02-26-2022 03:41 AM

Beautifully made and beautifully gifted.

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#7 posted 02-26-2022 05:51 PM

Thanks folks.
It is always good to have someone appreciate and enjoy your work.

-- Les B, Oregon

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