Wooden Vase - Sculpted

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Project by OakHill posted 02-25-2014 05:25 PM 5038 views 8 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Oak Wooden Vase is made from several pieces of red oak. After rough cutting the oak the interior surfaces of the vase were stained before the glue up procedure.

Two templates were made to trace the profile onto the glued up blank. Then the front and back profile were rough cut on a band saw. Next step, re-attach the trimmed off pieces with doubled sided tape then rough cut the top profile. Final band saw operation is to cut the two side profiles.

Sanding was first done on a stationary belt/disk sander for the front, back and top. Final sanding was done using a palm sander. The sides were rough and finish sanded on an oscillating spindle sander using a special fixture, then hand sanded for final finish.

The finish started with an ‘wood grain filler’, more sanding then followed with two coats of ‘Autumn Blush” stain and three coats of Minwax ‘Wipe-On’ Poly.

Filled with a bouquet of dried, artificial/silk flowers or grasses; it is a work of art that can be changed with the seasons and will enhance any modern or traditional décor. A floral foam insert in the bottom holds the bouquets upright in the vase.

• Dimensions: 6”H, 6”W 2 ¼ D

The original design is from

To see the sanding fixture:
To see the finishing fixture

-- John, Illinois,

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#1 posted 02-25-2014 05:46 PM

Hello oakhill

Very original
Great work

Thanks for the link

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#2 posted 02-25-2014 06:43 PM

Very nice! Thank you for posting this and sharing the idea. These look like they would be fun to make and fun to give away as a gift. Yours finished out very nice.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#3 posted 02-25-2014 07:27 PM

You do great work friend. I love the simple lines of the vases.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green



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#4 posted 02-25-2014 09:58 PM

Great work sir, built a couple of these myself as Christmas gifts after finding them in ShopNotes or one of my magazines.

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#5 posted 02-26-2014 01:43 AM

Cool looking vase. Very interesting way to do the sanding and finishing. Nothing like making life easier with a few simple jigs. Good work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 02-27-2014 11:10 AM

Great looking vases and the wood is beautiful….Nicely done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#7 posted 03-04-2014 02:36 PM

Beautiful vases! Like the cool shape and the pretty grains on wood. Great job!

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