The forum has been extremely quiet lately so I thought it might be time to post a follow along project. Please feel free to pass on any comments or suggestions to make my life easier. Although not extremely challenging as compared to some of my earlier projects it still has some definite challenges for me and my tooling. The vase that I want to build, replicates a clay vase that we had some time ago. It is no longer with us. To the best of my recollection I came up with what I thought to be the overall dimensions and shape. It stood about 24 inches tall and probably about 10 inches wide at the widest point. I did make a draft in Woodturner Pro but I was not happy with my proportions. A friend and fellow woodturner helped me out and refined the final shape. My same friend had given me a large half round piece of Ash a few years ago. I had applied some end sealer at the time but it still started checking. I elected to re-saw the piece into lumber that was about 1 1/4 thick. I ended up with 7 pieces. I stickered the wood and it has sat in my shop for a few years. Occasionally being moved from spot to spot. Today I milled the lumber into the strips that I need. I basically have no spare wood so any mistakes will mean a trip to buy some more ash. I made the base and added it to a waste block. I also cut and glued the first two rings and cut the third ring. The challenges that I have is the fact that my main lathe (General 25-200M1) can only handle about 17 inches between centres. I do also have an old Beaver 3400 that can handle the size. What I intend to do is to build the vase in two or three sections and then assemble and refine it on the older lathe. My local hardware store had the Gorilla wood glue on sale for $2.97 CDN so I thought I would try it on this project. Any opinions on it? If I reach completion I want to use some sort of blue dye to allow the grain of the ash to show through. Then maybe a satin poly finish. I'm open for suggestions from you folks that have experience with this. I do have a home made steady rest built to support the vase at it grows in length. Like I said earlier in the post if you have any suggestions or comments please do not hesitate to comment. I will post again as I add some rings.