Scroll Saw Hallow Vase

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Project by Steve Good posted 05-25-2008 05:23 PM 9745 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a vase I designed for a project on my scroll saw blog. I posted a video tutorial and free pattern at

It does not have the flowing lines that are possible from a lathe but it’s much easier to make. The project is made by cutting concentric rings from 3/4” stock and reverse stacking. The saw table is set to 20 degrees which makes the rings line up correctly. This vase is made from poplar. I’m going to cut one from walnut next.

-- Steve Good,

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#1 posted 05-25-2008 05:36 PM

Interesting process. Nice job.

How do you like your Dewalt scroll saw?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Steve Good

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#2 posted 05-25-2008 05:53 PM

Thanks Gary. The Dewalt has served me well for a few years now. I like the upfront controls and tool less blade change.

-- Steve Good,

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#3 posted 05-25-2008 06:28 PM

that is really beautiful!!! Poplar does not always have the best reputation…but the grain is really nice here…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 05-26-2008 03:45 AM

Steve, very nice project. I guess this is similar to the stackable baskets I made a number of years ago. Great job!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#5 posted 05-26-2008 01:28 PM


This is a nice vase and a very interesting construction process. I went through the videos and they were well presented and informative.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 05-26-2008 02:31 PM

That is some nice work. Your scrollsaw clock for beginners is an interesting piece also.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#7 posted 05-26-2008 05:07 PM

I went to your site and lost a couple hours. I was fascinated. Thanks, it was fun.

-- Berta in NC

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#8 posted 05-26-2008 11:54 PM

Very cool Steve. I like this technique.

I just watched your video and had a thought… but perhaps you or other LJs have thought about it or even already done it… It seems that one could mimick a segmented bowl using this technique too. Once you cut the rings, if you then quartered them, reglued them in a different order into a ring again, then purposefully mismatch the vertical glue lines between each ring (row), I think it would appear very similar to a turned segmented bowl.

(You have a great website)

-- Martin, Kansas

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