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Vase from a Board

Discussion in 'Bowl From A Board Forum' started by Glenn McCarron, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Thank you Mike and Stuart. In the end I decided to add the thin walnut wafer (same thickness as the layers) to the bottom after it was off the lathe. I think the walnut top certainly added to the effect so the bottom should do the same. It is in clamps now so I will wait until morning to clean it up and start the finish.

    During the final re-shape I turned it down slightly to take off the white (maple) area that you can see in a couple of photo's back. I found your eye drawn to that area as it was bright.
  2. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    First coat of Wipe on Poly.

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    Pretty happy with the results so far.
  3. stuart johnson

    stuart johnson Super Moderator Staff Member

    I like your end result. The walnut top and although we can't see it the bottom was a good decision. What is the final size and wall thickness?

    What is the next project for us to follow?
  4. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Hi Stuart. My vase is 8 inches tall, 4 1/8 at its widest point, 2 1/2 outside at the top with a wall thickness at the top area just slightly less than 5/16. The lower area I didn't worry to much about the thickness. I would estimate about 1/2 inch though. I wanted to keep a bit of weight as this is a usable vase in that a glass tube is accommodated to fit inside only seeing the top brim.
  5. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    I had decided to use the Wipe on Poly to finish my project but I guess my can has been in the cupboard far to long. I had done a couple of applications but it isn't drying great. Even a light sanding is causing it to clog the sandpaper. It was never nice and dry to touch. I ended up doing a major sanding using 180, 220 and 320 paper. I wiped it down with thinners to clean it and have now restarted the process with my normal Minwax Antique Oil. So far so good, just a few days later than I hoped to be. Contest entries are due on Monday the 11th but I have to drop them off on Friday.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2016
  6. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    My Final Dizzy Vase

  7. Lloyd Johnson

    Lloyd Johnson Administrator Staff Member

    Good luck on the contest, Glenn. You've submitted two great pieces.
  8. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Thank you Lloyd. I'll keep you posted.
  9. mfisher

    mfisher Super Moderator Staff Member

    Good luck. Great looking vase.
  10. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    It's official, I placed first in the Open Faceplate category at our local woodturning competition. Second place was my Eagle Bowl. Not the order that I envisioned but I am very pleased.
  11. mfisher

    mfisher Super Moderator Staff Member

    You should be. Congrats.

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