Basket Weave Design Handcrafted Segmented Canary & Padauk Wooden Vase
This vase has 361 pieces glued together and took me over 2 months to build.
This is Canary & Padauk segmented wooden vase is made with wood purchased from Brazil & Central America. It has three hundred and sixty one pieces of Canary & Padauk glued together. This provides two benefits over turning a bowl from a solid blank. First, there’s less waste of wood 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 vase was hand crafted and turned on my wood lathe.
Canary Wood has a pale yellow-orange to a darker reddish brown, usually with darker streaks throughout. Canary Wood is also an Exotic Wood. Rated as very durable in regard to decay resistance, as well as being resistant to termite and marine borer attack. Easy to work with both hand and machine tools. Good dimensional stability. Turns, glues and finishes well.
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.
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.
6 1/4 inches diameter by 10 inches tall.