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$40.00
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Mesquite Burl Wood Cap Live Edge Turning Round Woodturning Bowl Vase Hollowforms
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$58.00
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Mesquite Burlwood Turning Round Bowls Vases Hollowforms Jewelry Display Stands
mesquite burlwood turning round bowls vases hollowforms jewelry display stands
$6.50
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Mesquite Burl Wood Turning Round Woodturning Bowl Vase Hollowform Display Stands
mesquite burl wood turning round woodturning bowl vase hollowform display stands
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spalted chocolate ambrosia maple turning bowl vase pepper mill blank wood S24
spalted chocolate ambrosia maple turning bowl vase pepper mill blank wood s24
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black line spalted red maple turning bowl vase pepper mill blank wood S29
black line spalted red maple turning bowl vase pepper mill blank wood s29
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burled red slippery elm turning bowl vase blank wood pepper mill blank r96
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spalted sugar silver maples turning bowl vase pepper mill blank wood s26
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spalted red elm burl turning bowl vase hollow form blank wood KNIFE scales S31
spalted red elm burl turning bowl vase hollow form blank wood knife scales s31
$15.00
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spalted chocolate ambrosia maple turning bowl vase pepper mill blank wood S27
spalted chocolate ambrosia maple turning bowl vase pepper mill blank wood s27
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spalted red elm burl turning bowl vase hollow form blank wood KNIFE scales S28
spalted red elm burl turning bowl vase hollow form blank wood knife scales s28
$31.00
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spalted ORANGE ambrosia maple turning bowl vase pepper mill blank wood S25
spalted orange ambrosia maple turning bowl vase pepper mill blank wood s25
$15.00
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spalted red slippery elm turning bowl vase blank wood pepper mill blank R94
spalted red slippery elm turning bowl vase blank wood pepper mill blank r94
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Wood Turning Wood Working Hand Made Mahogany Vase Signed 2002
wood turning wood working hand made mahogany vase signed 2002
$19.99
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Lanny Lyell Burl Maple Turned Wood Vase Exceptional Listed California Artist
lanny lyell burl maple turned wood vase exceptional listed california artist
$125.00
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CURLY spalted chocolate ambrosia maple turning bowl vase blank wood KNIFE r81
curly spalted chocolate ambrosia maple turning bowl vase blank wood knife r81
$14.00
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black line spalted red maple turning bowl vase pepper mill blank wood S32
black line spalted red maple turning bowl vase pepper mill blank wood s32
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CURLY spalted chocolate ambrosia maple turning bowl vase blank wood KNIFE r79
curly spalted chocolate ambrosia maple turning bowl vase blank wood knife r79
$14.00
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CURLY spalted ORANGE ambrosia maple turning bowl vase peppermill blank wood S36
curly spalted orange ambrosia maple turning bowl vase peppermill blank wood s36
$15.00
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spalted chocolate ambrosia red maple turning bowl vase peppermill blank wood s30
$14.50
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red slippery elm turning bowl vase blank wood pepper mill blank s33
red slippery elm turning bowl vase blank wood pepper mill blank s33
$15.00
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ASH MATURE SOLID VASE BOWL BLANK LATHE TURNING BLOCKS ABOUT 6 x 6 x 12
ash mature solid vase bowl blank lathe turning blocks about 6 x 6 x 12
$16.65
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Large 115 Wood Turned Vase by Victor Baisley Artist Signed 2005 Danish Dsn
large 115 wood turned vase by victor baisley artist signed 2005 danish dsn
$52.50
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WOOD TURN danish modern ART RON OVERHOLTZ PACHIAK VESSEL VASE Vtg SIGNED
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$25.99
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 3 half x 3 half x 19 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 3 half x 3 half x 19 vase blank
$9.00
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ribbon quilted big leaf maple wood turning lumber 4 x 4 x 16 vase blank
$15.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 17 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 17 vase blank
$15.00
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figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 19 vase blank
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figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 6 x 6 x 10 vase blank
$14.00
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QUILTED BIG LEAF MAPLE BURL WOOD TURNING 7 x 7 x 12 LUMBER VASE BLANK
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$32.00
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figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 8 x 8 x 8 half vase blank
$15.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 8 x 8 x 8 half VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 8 x 8 x 8 half vase blank
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 7 x 7 x 15 half VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 7 x 7 x 15 half vase blank
$24.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 7 x 7 x 18 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 7 x 7 x 18 vase blank
$24.00
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2 x 2 x 6 Exotic African Mahogany Turning Blank hollow form pepper mill vase
2 x 2 x 6 exotic african mahogany turning blank hollow form pepper mill vase
$13.53
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QUILTED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 3 x 3 x 20 VASE PEPPER MILL BLANK
quilted big leaf maple wood turning lumber 3 x 3 x 20 vase pepper mill blank
$14.99
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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
$21.99
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2 x 2 x 4 Brazilian Bloodwood Turning Blank bottle stopper pepper mill vase
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$14.53
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2 x 2 x 12 Exotic Burmese Red Palm Turning Blank hollow form pepper mill vase
2 x 2 x 12 exotic burmese red palm turning blank hollow form pepper mill vase
$22.53
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Tangerine bowl blanks from Hawaii tropical hardwood for bowl and vase turning
tangerine bowl blanks from hawaii tropical hardwood for bowl and vase turning
$29.00
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4 Arizona Desert Ironwood 3x3x12 Peppermills Vase Turning Woodworking Mallets
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$499.95
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Striped Black Walnut Riftsawn Vase Turning Square 16000 x 3055 x 3050 in
striped black walnut riftsawn vase turning square 16000 x 3055 x 3050 in
$41.50
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EXOTIC WOOD Turning Vase Peppermill Blank Bocote 3 x 3 x 12 14390
exotic wood turning vase peppermill blank bocote 3 x 3 x 12 14390
$34.99
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EXOTIC WOOD Turning Vase Peppermill Blank Bocote 3 x 3 x 12 14391
exotic wood turning vase peppermill blank bocote 3 x 3 x 12 14391
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exotic wood turning vase peppermill blank bocote 3 x 3 x 12 14392
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exotic wood turning vase peppermill blank bocote 3 x 3 x 12 14393
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EXOTIC WOOD Turning Vase Peppermill Blank Bocote 3 x 3 x 12 14394
exotic wood turning vase peppermill blank bocote 3 x 3 x 12 14394
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exotic wood turning vase peppermill blank bocote 3 x 3 x 12 14395
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EXOTIC WOOD Turning Vase Peppermill Blank Bocote 3 x 3 x 12 14396
exotic wood turning vase peppermill blank bocote 3 x 3 x 12 14396
$34.99
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Milo wood Lathe Vase Bowl Turning Blank Chunk
milo wood lathe vase bowl turning blank chunk
$30.00
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Snakewood Lathe vase Turning Blank
snakewood lathe vase turning blank
$30.00
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EXOTIC WOOD Turning Vase Peppermill Blank Marblewood 3 x 3 x 12 14460
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$34.99
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exotic wood turning vase peppermill blank marblewood 3 x 3 x 12 14461
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exotic wood turning vase peppermill blank marblewood 3 x 3 x 12 14468
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EXOTIC WOOD Turning Vase Peppermill Blank Marblewood 3 x 3 x 12 14469
exotic wood turning vase peppermill blank marblewood 3 x 3 x 12 14469
$34.99
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Silver Maple burl wood Turning bowl vase Blank 45 X 45 X 9 Spalted natural
silver maple burl wood turning bowl vase blank 45 x 45 x 9 spalted natural
$60.00
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Silver Maple burl wood Turning vase Blank 45 X 475 X 9 Spalted natural top
silver maple burl wood turning vase blank 45 x 475 x 9 spalted natural top
$68.00
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Awesome Curly Oak Craft Wood 5555 Lathe Vase Urn Game call Turning blanks
awesome curly oak craft wood 5555 lathe vase urn game call turning blanks
$29.99
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Silver Maple burl wood Turning vase Blank 375 X 375 X 6 natural top spalted
silver maple burl wood turning vase blank 375 x 375 x 6 natural top spalted
$26.00
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Buckeye burl wood Turning vase bowl Blank 4 3 4 X 4 7 8 X 11 half  figured wood
buckeye burl wood turning vase bowl blank 4 3 4 x 4 7 8 x 11 half figured wood
$180.00
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Afzelia burl Live Edge Vase Goblet Unfinished Lathe Turning Wood
afzelia burl live edge vase goblet unfinished lathe turning wood
$220.00
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Hap Sakwa Space Rock Turned Wood Speckled Vase Center Bowl Listed Artist Signed
hap sakwa space rock turned wood speckled vase center bowl listed artist signed
$984.15
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Warren Vienneau Signed Hand Turned Round Burl Wood Vase with Glass Insert 1993
warren vienneau signed hand turned round burl wood vase with glass insert 1993
$89.95
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EXOTIC WOOD Turning Vase Peppermill Blank Katalox 3 x 3 x 12 14496
exotic wood turning vase peppermill blank katalox 3 x 3 x 12 14496
$29.99
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exotic wood turning vase peppermill blank katalox 3 x 3 x 12 14500
$29.99
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exotic wood turning vase peppermill blank katalox 3 x 3 x 12 14501
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EXOTIC WOOD Turning Vase Peppermill Blank Katalox 3 x 3 x 12 14503
exotic wood turning vase peppermill blank katalox 3 x 3 x 12 14503
$29.99
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EXOTIC WOOD Turning Vase Peppermill Blank Katalox 3 x 3 x 12 14504
exotic wood turning vase peppermill blank katalox 3 x 3 x 12 14504
$29.99
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Silver Maple burl wood Turning vase Blank 45 X 45 X 925 natural top
silver maple burl wood turning vase blank 45 x 45 x 925 natural top
$60.00
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EXOTIC WOOD Turning Vase Peppermill Blank Redheart 3 x 3 x 12 14537
exotic wood turning vase peppermill blank redheart 3 x 3 x 12 14537
$31.99
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LARGE TURNED UNIQUE MAPLEWOOD VASE BY JOSEPH WUJCIK
large turned unique maplewood vase by joseph wujcik
$399.00
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Spalted Virginia Cedar wood turning blank 5 3 4 X 5 7 8 X 12 inches vase bowl
spalted virginia cedar wood turning blank 5 3 4 x 5 7 8 x 12 inches vase bowl
$65.00
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Hand Turned Wood Vase Victor Baisley Florida Artist Signed V  S Baisley 1997 FS
hand turned wood vase victor baisley florida artist signed v s baisley 1997 fs
$28.99
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Turning Season Is Here Arizona Desert Ironwood 3x3x14 Peppermills Vase Turning
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$169.95
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QUILTED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 6 x 6 x 12 VASE BLANK
quilted big leaf maple wood turning lumber 6 x 6 x 12 vase blank
$19.99
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QUILTED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 6 x 6 x 18 VASE BLANK
quilted big leaf maple wood turning lumber 6 x 6 x 18 vase blank
$23.99
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QUILTED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 6 x 6 x 12 VASE BLANK
quilted big leaf maple wood turning lumber 6 x 6 x 12 vase blank
$19.99
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QUILTED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 6 x 6 x 15 VASE BLANK
quilted big leaf maple wood turning lumber 6 x 6 x 15 vase blank
$35.99
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QUILTED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 3 x 3 x 18 PEPPERMILL VASE BLANK
quilted big leaf maple wood turning lumber 3 x 3 x 18 peppermill vase blank
$12.99
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2 QUILTED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 2 3 4x2 3 4x19 half 20+ VASE BLANK
2 quilted big leaf maple wood turning lumber 2 3 4x2 3 4x19 half 20+ vase blank
$23.99
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3 QUILTED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 3 x 3 x 16 17 half VASE BLANK
3 quilted big leaf maple wood turning lumber 3 x 3 x 16 17 half vase blank
$23.99
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 7 x 7 x 18 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 7 x 7 x 18 vase blank
$24.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 7 x 7 x 15 half VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 7 x 7 x 15 half vase blank
$24.00
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QUILTED BIG LEAF MAPLE BURL WOOD TURNING 7 x 7 x 12 LUMBER VASE BLANK
quilted big leaf maple burl wood turning 7 x 7 x 12 lumber vase blank
$32.00
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Hand Turned Black Walnut Wooden Vase FREE SHIPPING
hand turned black walnut wooden vase free shipping
$35.00
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2 5 8x2 7 8x7 3 4 12 4 Vivid Curly Tiger Maple Turning Wood Blocks Vase S1432
2 5 8x2 7 8x7 3 4 12 4 vivid curly tiger maple turning wood blocks vase s1432
$23.00
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4 Pieces Mid Century California Redwood Vase Bowl Candlesticks Hand Turned Wood
4 pieces mid century california redwood vase bowl candlesticks hand turned wood
$24.38
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Wood Bowl Vase Hand Turned Segmented Artisan Handcrafted signed multi wood
wood bowl vase hand turned segmented artisan handcrafted signed multi wood
$28.90
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spalted red elm burl turning bowl vase hollow form blank wood KNIFE scales S28
spalted red elm burl turning bowl vase hollow form blank wood knife scales s28
$31.00
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black line spalted red maple turning bowl vase pepper mill blank wood S29
black line spalted red maple turning bowl vase pepper mill blank wood s29
$20.50
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Lanny Lyell Burl Maple Turned Wood Vase Exceptional Listed California Artist
lanny lyell burl maple turned wood vase exceptional listed california artist
$125.00
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BEAUTIFUL HAND TURNED BURL VASE  ORIGINAL GLASS INSERT WARREN VIENNEAU 1991
beautiful hand turned burl vase original glass insert warren vienneau 1991
$124.99
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SPINNING ASPEN STUDIOS TURNED WOOD VASE
spinning aspen studios turned wood vase
$49.00
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Big Maple turning blank vase blank craft wood or Lumber project wood spalted
big maple turning blank vase blank craft wood or lumber project wood spalted
$39.50
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Hand Turned Hickory Wood  Malachite Inlay Original Vase Candle Holder Signed
hand turned hickory wood malachite inlay original vase candle holder signed
$89.99
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Modern Mid Century Beautiful Vintage Burl Turned Carved Wood Art Bowl Vase
modern mid century beautiful vintage burl turned carved wood art bowl vase
$29.00
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Mesquite Burl Wood Turning Round Woodturning Bowl Vase Hollowform Display Stands
mesquite burl wood turning round woodturning bowl vase hollowform display stands
$29.00
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Mesquite Burl Wood Cap Live Edge Turning Round Woodturning Bowl Vase Hollowforms
mesquite burl wood cap live edge turning round woodturning bowl vase hollowforms
$58.00
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VINTAGE BEAUTIFULLY TURNED WOOD VASE DAVID SENGEL NORTH CAROLINA
vintage beautifully turned wood vase david sengel north carolina
$98.00
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Vintage Unusual Hand Carved Wooden Vase Burned Rustic Wood Hand Turned 6 inch
vintage unusual hand carved wooden vase burned rustic wood hand turned 6 inch
$63.75
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TURNED PADAUK  COLORPLY WOOD SEGMENTED VASE TEQUILA SUNRISE SIGNED GROOVY
turned padauk colorply wood segmented vase tequila sunrise signed groovy
$75.00
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Fine Modernist Turned Live Oak Burl Wood Vase Artist Signed D Leith 1994
fine modernist turned live oak burl wood vase artist signed d leith 1994
$75.00
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2 x 2 x 12 Brazilian Bloodwood Turning Blank hollow form pepper mill vase
2 x 2 x 12 brazilian bloodwood turning blank hollow form pepper mill vase
$26.53
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Vintage Rick Silas 1986 Hand Carved Turned 13 Hardwood Artisan Vase Studio Wood
vintage rick silas 1986 hand carved turned 13 hardwood artisan vase studio wood
$140.00
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HAND TURNED HARD WOOD BALUSTER VASE 9 Tall Glass liner
hand turned hard wood baluster vase 9 tall glass liner
$40.00
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Exotic Canarywood Hand Turned Ikebana Style Vase Beautiful Colors 2234
exotic canarywood hand turned ikebana style vase beautiful colors 2234
$70.00
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Set of 2 3 7 83 7 89 Red Flame Box elder vase Turning Blanks 141
set of 2 3 7 83 7 89 red flame box elder vase turning blanks 141
$45.95
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3 QUILTED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 3 x 3 x 16 17 half VASE BLANK
3 quilted big leaf maple wood turning lumber 3 x 3 x 16 17 half vase blank
$23.99
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2 QUILTED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 2 3 4x2 3 4x19 half 20+ VASE BLANK
2 quilted big leaf maple wood turning lumber 2 3 4x2 3 4x19 half 20+ vase blank
$23.99
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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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