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    Segmented Birthday Vase

    All of the vases that I make keep leaving the house and the LOML is not always happy about them finding new homes. So...... I made her one for her birthday. I finally have enough confidence to chop up a $20 a foot piece of wood into 1" pieces, so here is 296 pieces of bocote and hard maple. The colors may not be to everyone's liking, but they go with our living room.

    16" tall by 7" wide. Sanded to 600 grit with 3 coats Waterlox Original.

    Thanks for looking!

    P.S. Sorry, but I had to take the photos out in the shop where the present currently resides for a little while longer.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Bocote Vase 1.jpg   Bocote Vase 2.jpg   Bocote Vase 3.jpg  
    Last edited by Robert McGowen; 03-17-2008 at 04:41 AM.

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    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Great vase Robert. She is going to love it. I wish I had the patience to do that. Maybe when I retire I will take the time. Well done.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: Thats when you return from work one day
    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Suburban DC (formerly western PA)
    Simply beautiful. Great work. She's very lucky!!

    "We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time."--Vince Lombardi

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Well Robert, this vase is absolutely stunning, made with a great precision.
    I admire your skiils. Your wife will love it.
    Really great work. Keep up your good work!!


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Well, I doubt many will dislike that wood combination. It sure looks great to me. Very impressive and attractive work.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    I think that the colors are nice together. It looks like cutting up a $20 a foot board worked well for you. Nice job.

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    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Nice work, Robert. Nice shape and colors, though I do wish you had chosen some other wood but Bocote in the design ring.

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    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    North Ogden, Utah
    That's a beauty Robert! The form is really nice and those two woods go together very well. That's going to be a great gift.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Boy she should be pleased with that one for sure

    That segmented turning is very intriguing, but I'm not sure I've got the patience for it, I would like to try it one day, and seeing pieces like this one only help to inspire!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    North West Indiana
    If for some reason she doesn't like it, send it my way, won't match the living room colors but what the hey, can always paint the living room again!!
    Beautiful looking vase!

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