Monthly Book Giveaway - January 2023

Vase for Dried or Artificial Plants

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Project done a year or so ago and brought over from another site. Piece of limb off one of my Easter Red Cedars in my yard that had dried 4 years. One of my favorite woods to use on the lathe because of all the little knots in it. The different hardness's, especially the knots make it hard to work with but really adds to the beauty. It also makes my shop smell good for a while. It is 9 1/2 X 3 3/4 inches. Sanded to 400 and then used Triple EEE, then buffed with some wax. I burned two lines into it to set off the vertical grain a little bit. Used a Forstner bit on the lathe to bore out the center. It sets in my 90-year-old Mother's house, she makes sure everyone notices it.
very nice.must of come from a "very nice" site ? ;-))

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Maybe !!! At one time.  Thanks for the comment.  Mike
Looks great.  Has the color remained over time?  
Nicely Done, like the colors that have been brought out.

Main Street to the Mountains

Real nice vase, Mike. I love the colors in cedar!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim
BB1 - Thank you, and the colors did darken very little, kind of a purple hint in places.

Eric - Thank you

Jim - Thank you, colors with the swirls is why I like this for the lathe.
Mel - my husband has turned some cedar and his turned a bit more "brownish" but still really pretty color with the hint of rose color.  So interesting to me how wood continues to change over time.