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Woodturning - a small simple vase

V52 45 x 4 decorative vase turned from Mimosa wood Super grain pattern
v52 45 x 4 decorative vase turned from mimosa wood super grain pattern
$45.00
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V51 65 x 5 decorative vase turned from Black Walnut with Green resin stripes
v51 65 x 5 decorative vase turned from black walnut with green resin stripes
$59.00
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OOAK WORK OF ART RUSTIC HANDMADE TURNED WOOD WOODEN OAK VASE BOWL DECOR
ooak work of art rustic handmade turned wood wooden oak vase bowl decor
$19.99
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Handmade Wood Turned 6 half  WIDE X 7 TALL WHITE OAK VASE Rings Signed Piece
handmade wood turned 6 half wide x 7 tall white oak vase rings signed piece
$10.00
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Handmade Wood Turned 6 half  WIDE X 7 TALL BLACK WALNUT VASE Rings Signed PC
handmade wood turned 6 half wide x 7 tall black walnut vase rings signed pc
$15.00
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3 Fresh Apple Wood Logs SPOON Carving Vase Wood Turning Lathe Smoking Grilling
3 fresh apple wood logs spoon carving vase wood turning lathe smoking grilling
$32.50
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Spalted Tamarind Wood From Hawaii Bowl Blank 6x65x9 For Bowl And Vase Turning
spalted tamarind wood from hawaii bowl blank 6x65x9 for bowl and vase turning
$33.00
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spalted slippery red elm  red maple turning bowl vase blanks wood crafts
spalted slippery red elm red maple turning bowl vase blanks wood crafts
$15.50
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spalted black walnut crotch turning bowl vase blank hollow form THICK high bowl
spalted black walnut crotch turning bowl vase blank hollow form thick high bowl
$16.50
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black line spalted red maple bowl  vase turning blanks wood blocks crafts
black line spalted red maple bowl vase turning blanks wood blocks crafts
$18.50
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spalted black walnut crotch turning bowl vase blank hollow form URN 6 sq
spalted black walnut crotch turning bowl vase blank hollow form urn 6 sq
$15.50
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black line snake skin spalted red maple turning vase blank wood hollow form URN
black line snake skin spalted red maple turning vase blank wood hollow form urn
$31.77
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spalted birdseye red slippery elm pin burl turning BOWL vase blank wood A++
spalted birdseye red slippery elm pin burl turning bowl vase blank wood a++
$22.50
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Rare Handcrafted turned vessel Vase by Bruce Bernson
rare handcrafted turned vessel vase by bruce bernson
$259.99
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ambrosia maple vase turning blank wood lumber craft
ambrosia maple vase turning blank wood lumber craft
$10.00
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ambrosia maple vase turning blank lumber
ambrosia maple vase turning blank lumber
$10.00
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4 FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 3 half x3 half x12 14 VASE BLANKS
4 figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 3 half x3 half x12 14 vase blanks
$19.00
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2 FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 3 half x3 half x12 14 VASE BLANKS
2 figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 3 half x3 half x12 14 vase blanks
$18.00
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2 FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 3 half x3 half x13 14 VASE BLANKS
2 figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 3 half x3 half x13 14 vase blanks
$16.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 15 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 15 vase blank
$22.27
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 10 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 10 vase blank
$20.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 14 3 4 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 14 3 4 vase blank
$20.00
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SPALTED FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 4 x 4 x 13 VASE BLANK
spalted figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 4 x 4 x 13 vase blank
$11.00
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SPALTED FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE BURL WOOD TURNING LUMBER 4 x 4 x 12 VASE BLANK
spalted figured big leaf maple burl wood turning lumber 4 x 4 x 12 vase blank
$20.00
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SPALTED FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 4 x 4 x 15 VASE BLANK
spalted figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 4 x 4 x 15 vase blank
$11.00
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2 Paulownia Wood Turning Vase Blank Lathe 4 x 4 x 12
2 paulownia wood turning vase blank lathe 4 x 4 x 12
$29.95
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1 PC PREMIUM OSAGE ORANGE TURNING WOOD SPINDLE VASE PEPPERMILL BLANK
1 pc premium osage orange turning wood spindle vase peppermill blank
$10.00
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Large 9 Vermont CHERRY Burl Exotic Natural Wood Blank Turning a Bowl or Vase
large 9 vermont cherry burl exotic natural wood blank turning a bowl or vase
$55.00
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Mesquite Burl Cap Turning Round Vases Bowls Hollowforms Jewerly Box Pens Crafts
mesquite burl cap turning round vases bowls hollowforms jewerly box pens crafts
$15.99
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Mesquite Burl Cap live edge Turning Round Vase Bowl Hollowform Jewerly Box Pens
mesquite burl cap live edge turning round vase bowl hollowform jewerly box pens
$15.99
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Mesquite BurlTurning Round Vases Bowls Hollowforms Jewerly Boxes Pens Crafts
mesquite burlturning round vases bowls hollowforms jewerly boxes pens crafts
$9.01
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EXOTIC BOCOTE Wood Turning Vase Peppermill Blank 3 x 3 x 12
exotic bocote wood turning vase peppermill blank 3 x 3 x 12
$35.95
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Ambrosia Maple Wood Turning Vase Blank Lathe 4 x 4 x 12
ambrosia maple wood turning vase blank lathe 4 x 4 x 12
$11.95
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spalted black walnut crotch turning bowl vase blank hollow form GREAT COLORs
spalted black walnut crotch turning bowl vase blank hollow form great colors
$24.50
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burled birdseye red elm  black line spalted maple turning bowl vase blank wood
burled birdseye red elm black line spalted maple turning bowl vase blank wood
$12.50
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snake skin spalted red maple burl turning HIGH bowl hollow form vase blank wood
snake skin spalted red maple burl turning high bowl hollow form vase blank wood
$28.50
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burled spalted birdseye red elm burl turning bowl vase blank wood A++
burled spalted birdseye red elm burl turning bowl vase blank wood a++
$16.00
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black line spalted silver blue norway maple turning bowl vase blank wood
black line spalted silver blue norway maple turning bowl vase blank wood
$22.50
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CURLY black walnut CROTCH turning bowl vase blank hollow form URN MuSt SEE
curly black walnut crotch turning bowl vase blank hollow form urn must see
$16.50
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BEAUTIFUL HAND TURNED RADIATA PINE RECLAIMED WOOD VASE MADE IN NEW ZEALAND
beautiful hand turned radiata pine reclaimed wood vase made in new zealand
$13.99
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Gorgeous curly ambrosia maple turning blank craft bowl platter vase
gorgeous curly ambrosia maple turning blank craft bowl platter vase
$20.00
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Gorgeous spalted maple turning blank vase bowl platter pepper mill craft lumber
gorgeous spalted maple turning blank vase bowl platter pepper mill craft lumber
$30.00
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Black Walnut Wood Turning Vase Blank Block 5 x 5 x 12
black walnut wood turning vase blank block 5 x 5 x 12
$36.95
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Black Walnut Wood Turning Vase Blank Lathe 4 x 4 x 12 2 pieces
black walnut wood turning vase blank lathe 4 x 4 x 12 2 pieces
$36.95
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Black Walnut Wood Turning Vase Blank Lathe 4 x 4 x 12
black walnut wood turning vase blank lathe 4 x 4 x 12
$21.95
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handmade rustic white oak hollow vessel vase wood turning
handmade rustic white oak hollow vessel vase wood turning
$120.00
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handmade rustic white oak hollow wood turning vessel vase
handmade rustic white oak hollow wood turning vessel vase
$120.00
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handmade natural edge elm wood vessel vase wood turning
handmade natural edge elm wood vessel vase wood turning
$139.99
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handmade natural edge elm wood vase wood turning
handmade natural edge elm wood vase wood turning
$239.99
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 7 x 7 x 11 3 4 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 7 x 7 x 11 3 4 vase blank
$28.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 6 x 6 x 14 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 6 x 6 x 14 vase blank
$24.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 6 x 6 x 15 half VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 6 x 6 x 15 half vase blank
$32.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 6 x 6 x 11 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 6 x 6 x 11 vase blank
$24.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 6 x 6 x 12 quarter VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 6 x 6 x 12 quarter vase blank
$28.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 6 x 6 x 11 3 4 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 6 x 6 x 11 3 4 vase blank
$28.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 6 x 6 x 11 3 4 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 6 x 6 x 11 3 4 vase blank
$28.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 7 x 7 x 11 3 8 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 7 x 7 x 11 3 8 vase blank
$45.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 7 x 7 x 11 3 8 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 7 x 7 x 11 3 8 vase blank
$45.00
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Burl Wood Turned Vase 5 half  Tall Lovely Quality
burl wood turned vase 5 half tall lovely quality
$27.99
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Mesquite Wood Turned Vase ARTIST SIGNED W JOHNSON 2004 52 3 half  Tall UNIQUE
mesquite wood turned vase artist signed w johnson 2004 52 3 half tall unique
$35.99
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vtg Hand turned ALL Wood Carved VASE natural beauty 5 inch tall very beautiful
vtg hand turned all wood carved vase natural beauty 5 inch tall very beautiful
$19.99
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FIGURED MAPLE WOOD 3833 Buzzsaw International TURNING LUMBER VASE BLANK
figured maple wood 3833 buzzsaw international turning lumber vase blank
$24.88
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 13 half VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 13 half vase blank
$18.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 9 half VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 9 half vase blank
$24.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 11 half VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 11 half vase blank
$18.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 13 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 13 vase blank
$22.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 11 3 4 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 11 3 4 vase blank
$24.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 14 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 14 vase blank
$22.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 12 3 4 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 12 3 4 vase blank
$22.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE BURL WOOD TURNING LUMBER 6 x 6 x 10 3 4 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple burl wood turning lumber 6 x 6 x 10 3 4 vase blank
$36.00
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FIGURED MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 21 VASE BLANK
figured maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 21 vase blank
$24.00
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EXOTIC SPALTED TAMARIND Wood Turning Vase Peppermill Blank 3 x 3 x 11 half
exotic spalted tamarind wood turning vase peppermill blank 3 x 3 x 11 half
$29.00
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EXOTIC BOCOTE Wood Turning Vase Peppermill Blank 3 x 3 x 12
exotic bocote wood turning vase peppermill blank 3 x 3 x 12
$35.95
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Ambrosia Maple Wood Turning Vase Blank Lathe 4 x 4 x 12
ambrosia maple wood turning vase blank lathe 4 x 4 x 12
$11.95
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4 EXOTIC SPALTED TAMARIND Wood Turning Vase Spindle Blank 1 half  x 1 half  x 12
4 exotic spalted tamarind wood turning vase spindle blank 1 half x 1 half x 12
$32.95
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WOODTURNING VASE LAMP BLANK ROUGHT TURNED ABOUT 12 X 5 quarter  DRIED 1
woodturning vase lamp blank rought turned about 12 x 5 quarter dried 1
$12.95
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Hawaiian Giant Crape Myrtle wood for bowl and vase turning
hawaiian giant crape myrtle wood for bowl and vase turning
$59.00
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Tangerine wood for bowl and vase turning wood from Hawaii
tangerine wood for bowl and vase turning wood from hawaii
$15.00
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Hap sakwa Burlwood Turned Weedpot Bud Vase 1980s
hap sakwa burlwood turned weedpot bud vase 1980s
$245.00
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1 PC BOX ELDER TURNING WOOD VASE HOLLOW FORM BLANK 10 X 4 3 4 X 4 3 4
1 pc box elder turning wood vase hollow form blank 10 x 4 3 4 x 4 3 4
$25.00
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1 PC BOX ELDER TURNING WOOD VASE HOLLOW FORM BLANK 10 X 4 3 4 X 4 3 4
1 pc box elder turning wood vase hollow form blank 10 x 4 3 4 x 4 3 4
$25.00
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4 EXOTIC SPALTED TAMARIND Wood Turning Vase Spindle Blank 1 half  x 1 half  x 12
4 exotic spalted tamarind wood turning vase spindle blank 1 half x 1 half x 12
$32.95
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EXOTIC BOCOTE Wood Turning Vase Peppermill Blank 3 x 3 x 12
exotic bocote wood turning vase peppermill blank 3 x 3 x 12
$35.95
quality
Turned Segemented Wood Vase Design in Maple Walnut Bloodwood
turned segemented wood vase design in maple walnut bloodwood
$175.00
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Handcrafted Segmented Turned Wood Vase in Bloodwood Wenge Maple
handcrafted segmented turned wood vase in bloodwood wenge maple
$175.00
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Spalted Tamarind Wood Bowl Blank From Hawaii 6x5x11 For Vase And Bowl Turning
spalted tamarind wood bowl blank from hawaii 6x5x11 for vase and bowl turning
$30.00
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Spalted Tamarind Wood From Hawaii Bowl Blank 7x55x95 For Bowl And Vase Turning
spalted tamarind wood from hawaii bowl blank 7x55x95 for bowl and vase turning
$32.00
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Spalted Tamarind Hawaiian Wood Bowl Blank 10x7x6 For Bowl And Vase Turning
spalted tamarind hawaiian wood bowl blank 10x7x6 for bowl and vase turning
$32.00
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Wonderful Estate TURNED BURL ROCK ELM WOOD VASE by Bernard Michaels 8 3 4
wonderful estate turned burl rock elm wood vase by bernard michaels 8 3 4
$64.95
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Walnut and Malachite Turned Wood Vase
walnut and malachite turned wood vase
$185.00
quality
Vintage Manzanita Burl Turned Vase
vintage manzanita burl turned vase
$135.00
quality
black line spalted silver blue norway maple turning bowl vase blank wood
black line spalted silver blue norway maple turning bowl vase blank wood
$22.50
quality
snake skin spalted red maple burl turning HIGH bowl hollow form vase blank wood
snake skin spalted red maple burl turning high bowl hollow form vase blank wood
$28.50
quality
spalted black walnut crotch turning bowl vase blank hollow form GREAT COLORs
spalted black walnut crotch turning bowl vase blank hollow form great colors
$24.50
quality
FIGURED MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 21 VASE BLANK
figured maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 21 vase blank
$24.00
quality
FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE BURL WOOD TURNING LUMBER 6 x 6 x 10 3 4 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple burl wood turning lumber 6 x 6 x 10 3 4 vase blank
$36.00
quality
FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 12 3 4 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 12 3 4 vase blank
$22.00
quality
FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 14 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 14 vase blank
$22.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 11 3 4 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 11 3 4 vase blank
$24.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 13 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 13 vase blank
$22.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 9 half VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 9 half vase blank
$24.00
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Oregon Big Leaf Maple Burl Bun turning blank bowl vase urn 14 quarter  X 5 quarter
oregon big leaf maple burl bun turning blank bowl vase urn 14 quarter x 5 quarter
$60.00
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red elm burl WHOLE CAP turning bowl vase blank wood knife scales pen blanks A++
red elm burl whole cap turning bowl vase blank wood knife scales pen blanks a++
$72.50
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 7 x 7 x 11 3 8 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 7 x 7 x 11 3 8 vase blank
$45.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 7 x 7 x 11 3 8 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 7 x 7 x 11 3 8 vase blank
$45.00
quality
FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 6 x 6 x 11 3 4 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 6 x 6 x 11 3 4 vase blank
$28.00
quality
FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 6 x 6 x 11 3 4 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 6 x 6 x 11 3 4 vase blank
$28.00
quality
FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 6 x 6 x 12 quarter VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 6 x 6 x 12 quarter vase blank
$28.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 6 x 6 x 11 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 6 x 6 x 11 vase blank
$24.00
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Hydrangeas - Summer's Blue Light Special by Ron Berry

Far and away my hands-down choice for the ornamental garden is the mop-head hydrangea. While I may be slightly biased, there is no denying their beauty and flexibility as a hedge, border or I like them as specimens. They handle center of attention with grace and ease. The Endless Summer variety in particular, a cultivar of the Hydrangea macrophylla carries large blooms on both old and new wood so removing spent blooms on new growth will encourage even more. You'll have a variety of color almost all season, long after other plants have finished their show for the year.

Variety Is The Spice

It's large, distinctive flowers can grow up to 8 inches in diameter and the color can actually be changed by adjusting your soil's pH. If your soil is acidic, you'll be rewarded with a beautiful shade of blue. If you have alkaline soil the blooms will be pink. By adding very small amounts of aluminum sulfate, elemental sulfur or iron sulfate to alkaline soil, you lower its pH making it more acidic and turning your flowers blue - shoot for a range of about 5.2 to 5.5. I'm partial to blue because it's such a rare color in the garden.

A word of caution! Be very careful adding soil amendments such as aluminum sulfate mentioned above. Adding too much or adding it too quickly can kill your plant, then you'll be the one with the blue's.

If you're a fan of pink and you have acidic soil, add some dolomitic lime. Applied several times a year, lime raises the soil's pH and you'll want a range of about 6.0 to 6.2. Soil testing kits are available in garden centers everywhere.

Stay Cool Baby!

Hydrangeas in general like morning sun but need protection from the hot, mid-day sun. An easterly facing location, maybe under a tree, is the best place for these show-offs. I wish I'd known that 3 years ago, before I planted (an re-planted) mine 3 times, finally finding a spot on the southeast side of my house. They're doing splendidly now. Unlike most varieties of macrophylla, they're more resistance to mildew so the extra shade shouldn't cause problems. Aside from evenly moist soil they have very few demands. They are what I call an "easy care" plant. Ron Popeil might say "Set if and forget it." I wouldn't go that far. If anything I tend to overcare for my plants. I'm a hands-on guy and forget that mother nature has it figured out already.

Not Just Another Southern Belle

Endless Summer is hardy to zone 4 so those of us as far north as the southern most parts of Canada can enjoy their beauty. You'll want to stop fertilizing after mid August though to start preparing the plant for winter. Encouraging new growth at the end of the year is a mistake as any new growth probably won't survive the winter. Your soil must be kept moist in the fall up until the weather is cold enough to freeze the ground but don't feed the plant. Do add mulch (I usually put 5 or 6 inches of leaves, lawn waste etc. at the end of November), you'll want to insulate it from harsh winds and ensure the plant stays dormant even if there's a warm spell during the winter months.

Once the snow melts and the ground thaws in spring, uncover the plant, making sure to clear out near the base where leaves or grass may have gotten tangled. It's important to let the air and sunlight get in. It may take a while, you may even think the plant has died. I was sure I'd killed my Nikko Blue Hydrangeas the first year. For the longest time they just sat there looking a lot like dead sticks. Once the days got warmer though the growth began slowly, down at the base. A leaf here, a small branch there... I thought it was weeds. Thank god I didn't pull them!

Just In Case

Propagation of the Endless Summer Hydrangea is prohibited without a license, but nobody's going to blame you from wanting to protect your investment by growing a second plant for insurance. By taking short stem cuttings in the summer and placing them in a mixture of peat moss and sterile sand (play sand found at garden centers is fine), you can easily root a second plant in case your original doesn't survive the winter.

Not That You'd Be Tempted But...

On a side note, if you have dogs like mine (they're puppies, they eat EVERYTHING), Hydrangeas are toxic. The plant contains cyanogenic glycosides. If Fido chews on any part of the plant, Hydrogen cyanide is released and can make for a very sick dog - or worse.

Fresh-Cut, Ready For The Table

Hydrangeas make wonderful dried flower arrangements. The color they bring to your garden can be brought into your home. You'll want to wait and not cut the newly blossomed stems though. The best results come from the blooms that have already started to dry on the stem, once the petals have started to dry and feel papery to the touch. Cut them, strip the leaves, stick them in a vase and bring them into the house. You don't even need to put them in water. You can get more elaborate and use special materials to dry fresher blossoms and retain even more color. Silica Gel can be dusted onto the flower and left to dry for 4 or 5 days. After 5 days, take the flower out shake off the excess silica gel onto a newspaper and save it for another flower. I've even heard of people using kitty litter as a less expensive alternative to the silica gel.

While there are other equally beautiful plants available for your garden, the Hydrangea brings a versatility that few other plants can claim. Their long-lasting blooms in Pinks and blues stand proud long after most others have called it a day. They ask little and reward well.

Ron Berry is a freelance journalist who writes for Essay Street - http://essaystreet.com - Home of the No~Label RSS Feed

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