These turned objects are typically shaped to resemble flower vases. They can be short or tall but have that distinctive vessel shape.
They can be make in many ways from hollowing to segmented to even inside-outside turnings.
|Making an Erosion Vase|
By: Neil Scobie
In this project, the late Neil Scobie shows us how he turns the deep vase and then how he sculpts it into his erosion theme. He also gives us some tips on how to get the shape of the vase. It's wonderfully creative.
|Four Center Vase|
By: Paul Ross
In this off-set project, Paul shows us how to turn a vase using our center point and then three off-set centers. It makes for a very interesting shape.
|Turning a Leaf Vase - Part 1|
By: Gord Langer
In this tutorial, Gord tries to create a turned and pierced vase similar to Brian MacAvoy's style. To make this vase, he shows us some basic turning techniques, deep vessel boring, piercing and finally some simple airbrushing. This is a stunning vase and Gord shows you how to do it.
Part 2 of this series can be found here: Click Here
|Square to Round Bowls, Vases and Hollow Vessels|
By: Rudolph Lopez
In this tutorial, Rudy shows us how to cut a tall vase turning blank on the band saw. Rudy provides drawings of cuts for bowls, vases and hollow vessels.
After mounting between his turning blank between centers, Rudy shows us how to turn the outside shape making sure to take into consideration how he'll remount the piece for inside turning. Rudy ends this excellent tutorial by explaining how to reverse turn the piece to clean up the foot.
|Natural Edge, Lidded Hollow Form|
By: Dwight Bullock
In this demonstration handout, Dwight walks us through all the steps to make a stunning natural edge hollow form. He also includes an excellent description of how he turns his finals and shows a wide range of shapes that you could use.
|Eccentric look: vase turned between centers|
By: John Calver
In this project, John laminates a turning blank from three pieces of wood and then turns a nice vase from it. After the turning is done, John separates the three pieces and reassembles them without the middle piece.
The resulting vase is more oval (somewhat eccentric) in shape and that makes for a very unique turned vessel. This project is worth a try if you're looking for something a bit unusual. It will surely have most people wondering how you did that!
|End Grain Segmented Turnings|
By: A.J. Golichowski
In this article, AJ looks back at these end grain segmented vases that he created over 25 years ago. He shows each step along the way to help interested people in taking this unusual concept further. At 90 years old, he won't be making any more and hopes that someone might experiment with the techniques that he devised and is so proud of, as he ought to be!!
|Turned Floral Flask|
By: Wood Magazine
Fashion a handsome canteen-shape vase that combines both solid stock and beautifully figured veneer.
|Start to Finsh - Cherry Burl Vessel|
By: Peter Asselyn
In this photo tutorial, Peter mounts one coarse looking burl with branches and all on his lathe. He shows how he turns it to shape and then shows a couple of shots of his captured hollowing tool. He ultimately hollows it all out and shows us how he jamb chucks it to finish the bottom. He ebonizes the burl as the final step.
|Turn an Inside Out Vase|
By: Ellis Hein
This vase uses the Inside Out technique.
Ellis says, "I build a blank from four billets, stick them together with double sided tape and cut a depression that will form the hollow interior. I then pull the blank apart, turn the pieces 180° and glue them together. I mount this block on the lathe and cut the exterior. As I cut the external shape, I create four openings or windows to the interior where the interior curves intersect with the outer surface."
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