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Thread: Amboyna Vase

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas

    Amboyna Vase

    Here is a amboyna vase I started turning a week ago Friday. It was just turning beautifully. I was down to taking some fine finishing cuts and going to start sanding it when it just exploded into six pieces. I didn't have a catch and the only thing was there was a small inclusion that you can't hardly see. Well I found all six pieces and they fit like a glove. I just couldn't believe how well they fit. Well at that point I should have trashed it but just couldn't make myself do it. So I got the Titebond III out and went to work. I glued all the pieces and let sit for 48 hrs. I then sanded it thru the grits. Finished it with Antique oil and 3 coats of satin rattle can poly. You can only see two places where there is a glue line. Oh well the LOML has flowers in it and she says she loves it. She tells everyone it is her glue up.
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    Bernie W.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Wonderful save there Bernie. Wouldn't have guessed that it had blown appart.
    It's a beautiful piece.

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Reno, Nv
    Ha!!! Amazing! It's like a Willie Mays catch!!. As always hat is off to you
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  4. #4
    I think it gives it character, a personallity of its own. when you can save a mistake or an oopps that is always real cool.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Congratulations on the save. Beautiful shape and ambonya wood is always stunning. Wooda been a shame to scrap.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    Happy you didn't trash that Bernie it sure is a nice nice of wood. Nice design also


  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    S E Washington State
    Really turn out beautiful. Nice save.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee
    Bernie, beautiful piece... with all those edges, you must have gotten all the blood off quite well (before it blew up)... I love natural edge pieces like this, but sure is hard on my old hands.
    Tellico Plains, TN
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  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    That one looks like it was worth saving, Bernie. Nicely done, bud.
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  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    nice save for sure and i bet yu can disguise the glue with some artsy paint or dye.. beautiful natural edge bernie..
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