dual use vase, oops

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Project by Mark posted 04-14-2013 12:07 PM 1234 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed this vase to be enjoyed in two positions by rotating it 180 degrees. As I was hollowing it out there was a ridge on the inside that I wanted to clean up with ” just one last cut” and you can see in the third picture that I cut thru the side. I learned something from this though, there was a knot in this area and as I was hollowing it out the tool was bouncing off of the knot and then cutting deeper on the other side. I will also think about whether to take that one last cut in the future!

my wife liked this vase in one position and I preferred it in the other, so I was going to have open ends on both ends and have it fit over a narrow glass if you wanted to have fresh flowers in it. May try this again sometime.

-- Mark clio,mi ..making wood talk is fun

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#1 posted 04-14-2013 01:46 PM

It showed you what it wanted to be. Sometimes you just have to listen. Nice vase and unique idea to use both ways.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#2 posted 04-14-2013 04:09 PM

If you plug up the small end of the shorter piece it makes a nice challis. I have empathy for your dilemma. A turned base for a painted Russian egg I was working on this morning is presently in a state of “glue it back together” and see if you can save it. Ce la vie.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#3 posted 04-14-2013 08:06 PM

thanks for your empathy Beth. I had not yet hollowed the end of the piece so yes it is now a challis. I may plug the other end with a piece of corian and make it a pen holder. I was bummed when it happened but there is always more wood to start something else. Living and turning, life is good.

-- Mark clio,mi ..making wood talk is fun

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