#68 Other Wood: Wooden flower vase by Rick Klompmaker, Tulip shape
Flower vase by Rick Klompmaker
In post #67 I mentioned that I rediscovered a carving in my sister-in-laws collection. I also discovered the vases in this post. My brother Rick has talent, an artistic flair and access to good tools and good wood. I have enjoyed many of his boxes and his furniture. The boxes I talked about in an earlier post, the furniture I will feature in a new post some day soon. For now, enjoy the work here.
Opening like a tulip petal
Beauty in wood
All three of the boxes are made out of thin planks for white cedar. Cedar is very light weight and allows for the shaping required here. It also has a great grain which adds to the entire pleasing effect.
Tulip-like petal sides
A difficult miter joint to keep true
“The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge,
for the ears of the wise seek it out.” Proverbs 18:15