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This is a weed vase made from Ambrosia maple. It is 7" in diameter and 1 3/4" wide. I had a dozen designs for the base and settled on this one that looks to be the shadow of the vase projected straight down.
The vase is finished with Danish oil and buffed and waxed.
The base is also Ambrosia Maple and is finished with clear matte spray so it does not shine much.

the following are some process shots of it being made:










I turned off the second tenon with a concave jam chuck



cheers, Jim

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As always Jim…well done.
 

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Very clever and beautiful vase Jim. It is definitely one of a kind. hats off to you on this. The ambrosia compliments the weed perfectly.
My first impression of the picture made me think you were trying to make a Ka-zoo
 

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Beautiful and unusual.
I love the finished piece and the accompanying stand.
Thanks for showing the process. I couldn't figure it out but what a great vase.
"Weeds" are a great way to showcase it too.
Jon
 

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Jim,

You have transformed yourself into a True Lathe Turning Master!

Keep up the Great work!

This is awesome!
 

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that´s the passion
beautiful vase,buddy
 

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Great looking bud vase Jim, really like the wood it sets it up nicely. Cheers.
 

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nice work Jim, my little Nova could do that but I can't lol
 

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Great looking weed pot Jim, you are a very inventive turner. Are in your AZ park yet?
 

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I realy like this creative project. Well done. Will put this on my list to give it a try-
 

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Beautiful elegant shape! Very cool way of making it. I like stand too!
 

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Very impressive. Attractive too!
 

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Thank you all for the nice comments on the weed vase. The wood was so pretty I could not resist

Hi Dick.I'll bet you could easily make one on your Nova!!

Hi Chuck, Still in Michigan but will be down there soon!

Cheers, Jim
 

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Beautifully done Jim and a wonderful piece of wood too. Your process is coincidentally the same as I have used in the past (great minds, etc.). here is a similar piece but in horizontal position that I made in the same way some time ago.

 

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jim im gettin high off that weed of yours,it looks as though mike has posted 4 times-lol.seriously though that is a beautiful vase,love the shape and wood used,nice work.
 

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Really beautiful and very classy!
 

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Thanks Mike, Pottz, Jerry and John.

Hi Mike. I remember my first weed vase was done from the inspiration I got from looking at your very similar design. As far as process goes to clean up both sides, that is the only way I know how to do it. I use jam chucks all the time ( I have a drawer full of them) and this time I got to use the concave one again.

Cheers, Jim
 
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