Woodworking, Vase from dunnage

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Project by PASs posted 04-01-2011 04:56 AM 2067 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a piece of dunnage that looked very interesting in the raw.
I just cut it into 6 pieces and turned it down.
Sold it at a craft show for $50.00.
Don’t have a clue what the wood is, just know it was dunnage for steel towers shipped into the US from India.
Hope you like it.
More photos of this vase, and others at:

Turned on my old Craig’s list Craftsman tube-type lathe.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#1 posted 04-01-2011 05:46 PM

Very interesting. How big is it? I went to your picasa page. You certainly do a lot of turning. Is it all from dunnage? Where do you get the dunnage from?

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#2 posted 04-01-2011 06:09 PM

Jack, it was about 6 1/2 inches tall.
Most of my turning is either dunnage or firewood.
I did do a bamboo flooring pen holder,, and a baseball bat from bamboo flooring (not posted yet.) The bamboo was left over from a flooring redo of a friend’s floor.
The firewood is from a big pile against the back fence…punking out.
The dunnage comes from my daughter-in-laws freight company. The wood is 24 or 36 inches long and 2 by 2 1/2 inches in cross section. I’ve got about 500 pieces of it right now.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#3 posted 04-02-2011 07:55 AM

I like the unusual wood, makes me try figure out what species it is.

Great contrast of color in the piece of lumber makes it unique.

Very nice job especially for some “Scrap” lumber

-- Anyone who isn’t totally confused just doesn’t understand the situation.

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