About a month ago a couple who are great friends ask me to make 3 large vases and deliver before Thanksgiving. I delivered them this past Wednesday, just under the deadline. All three are oak brought down in a wind storm locally at Wakonda Golf Club about a year and a half ago. The husband of this couple is in charge of the grounds at the club so him getting the oak back is all the more special. (I already gave him a bowl for his desk at the club, see here.)
The tallest and smallest vases are 2 pieces turned seperately and then epoxied. The tallest vase is 22" tall and the small one is about 14". Due to time constraints and not yet having a good steady for longer pieces, these are not hollowed completely. Instead they have a 2.5" cylinder cut out with a forstner bit and some bit extenders. This allows a space to add dried flowers or something similar. They are very happy with them and I am very happy to have had the opportunity to make them. They hosted 30 for Thanksgiving dinner too, so I hope to maybe get some more orders too.
Comments and Critique away...I just now noticed the rather abrupt curve towards the top on the middle size vase...didn't see it until now though.