3 Bud Vase from Wood Magazine

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Project by JNP posted 05-09-2012 03:54 PM 3564 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this as a birthday gift. The design caught my eye so I thought I’d give it a go. Haven’t build anything from plans before so it was a good learning experience. The woods are birdseye maple and walnut. The vases are from Target (harder to find than I thought).

The magazine shows it with rocks and flowers, I am thinking the sticks w/scented oil or oil candles.

Sorry for the 2nd pic. It shows upright when I pull it up on the computer but not here…

-- Jeff

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#1 posted 05-09-2012 05:37 PM

Looks very sharp. What kind of finish did you use?

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#2 posted 05-09-2012 05:48 PM

Nice job, I just put that magazine article/plans down 5 minutes ago, It nice to see what a great job you did on this.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 05-09-2012 06:49 PM

Thanks for the nice comments :-)

The finish is a BLO/Shellac blend.

-- Jeff

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#4 posted 05-09-2012 07:04 PM

It turned out great. I just got that issue of Wood also, and That is the project that caught my wife’s eye

I need to make my sister a birthday gift….trying to imaging how pissed my wife would get if she see’s me making it, then it “disappears” to the UPS office?

If you don’t mind, what did the glass vases cost? I know they should be available at Hobby Lobby/Michaels etc. Just wondering about retail price to get them.

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#5 posted 05-09-2012 08:39 PM

Well I don’t know your wife but I think you better make two! Just sayin’ :-)

I originally purchased some vases at Michael’s that bowed out in the middle but then I could only friction fit one side of the retainer planks, or make the top holes as wide as the widest part of the vase so they could come out for cleaning and I didn’t like those options.

I bought the originals at Michael’s for $2.99 but they didn’t have the straight side ones. Target came through at only $2.00 each.

-- Jeff

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#6 posted 05-10-2012 01:30 AM

I to have just read the Wood magazine article. Yours likes just like the original. I will have to put it on the to do list.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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