When I received this block of figured poplar at our club’s wood raffle, I immediately thought, Box based on its size and grain orientation.

However, as I started turning and seeing the amazing grain patterns, the wood talked then screamed at me, Vase.

Personally, I think it could have been a beautiful box. But, it is a beautiful vase. I hope you can see the grain patterns in the pictures.

The vase is about 4 inches in diameter and 5 inches tall finished with walnut oil.

The Christmas Ornament Challenge entry is open. Get yours in during the month of November 2018. All crafts are invited. No video required. See for rules and entry procedures.


Music: Traumerei by Shumann performed by Becky Schlappi. Used with permission.

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