A Large Handcrafted Segmented Curly Maple, Canary Wood, Padauk, & Sapele Wooden Vase (1,622 Pieces)
A Large Handcrafted Segmented Curly Maple, Canary Wood, Padauk, & Sapele Wooden (Vase1,622 Pieces)
A Large Handcrafted Segmented Curly Maple, Canary Wood, Padauk, & Sapele Wooden Vase
This Large Curly Maple, Canary Wood, Padauk, & Sapele Wooden Vase vase took four months to glue up and was a fun turning on my lathe. This is one of the largest vase that I have made to date. There 1,622 pieces glued together.
This is segmented wooden vase is made with wood purchased from Central America. It has 1,622 pieces glued together. This provides two benefits over turning a bowl from a solid blank. First, there’s less waste because the blank will already be hollow. Second, when turning, you’re nearly always cutting with the grain of the wood, rather than across it. The exception being the disk at the bottom. This reduces tearing, wear on the tools, and makes mounds of those shaving ribbons that are so satisfying to watch fountain off the work-piece and pile up on the floor.
This bowl was hand crafted and turned on my wood lathe.
Curly Maple (Tiger Maple) is traditional hard maple with a soft and flowing figure. The hard maple is the state tree of Wisconsin, Vermont, New York and West Virginia. In the North, during the cold nights and warm days of late winter, the sugar maple is tapped for its sucrose-containing sap, the source of maple syrup. Until the turn of the century, the heels of women’s shoes were made from maple. Curly Maple (Tiger Maple) has been a favorite of American furniture makers since early Colonial days.
This Canary wood can be almost rainbow colored—with dark red streaks, along with the natural orange, yellow, and brown coloration. Canary wood is said to have good acoustic properties and is a hardwood that will turn darker as it ages.
This Padauk came from Brazil and it is a coarse-grained heartwood varies in color from a lustrous purple-red to orange-red. With age and exposure to sunlight, it turns deep maroon. Padauk wood features a pronounced ribbon stripe and is stronger than oak. The wood sands easily to a glass-smooth finish.
Sapele Heartwood is a golden to dark reddish brown. Color tends to darken with age. Besides the common ribbon pattern seen on quartersawn boards, Sapele is also known for a wide variety of other figured grain patterns, such as: pommele, quilted, mottled, wavy, beeswing, and fiddleback. Grain is interlocked, and sometimes wavy. Fine uniform texture and good natural luster.
Vintage charm and character abound in our handmade wood turnings. Each lovingly hand crafted is turned on my lathe and will surely impress your guests.
14 1/4 inches diameter by 22 1/4 inches tall.