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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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Pheasant Wood Bowl Blank From Hawaii 21x2 11x0 10 For Bowl And Vase Turning
pheasant wood bowl blank from hawaii 21x2 11x0 10 for bowl and vase turning
$75.00
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White Oak Crotch Bowl Blank Turning Wood Vase Blank
white oak crotch bowl blank turning wood vase blank
$20.50
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Cherry Crotch Bowl Blank Wood Turning Vase Blank
cherry crotch bowl blank wood turning vase blank
$19.75
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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
$36.00
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Spalted Red Gum Turning Wood Vase Blank Lathe 4 x 4 x 12
spalted red gum turning wood vase blank lathe 4 x 4 x 12
$12.00
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FLAME BOX ELDER MAPLE WOOD TURNING HOLLOW FORM VASE LUMBER BLANK 4 SQ 3859
flame box elder maple wood turning hollow form vase lumber blank 4 sq 3859
$25.00
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blackline spalted snakeskin sycamore turning bowl vase blank KNIFE Block
blackline spalted snakeskin sycamore turning bowl vase blank knife block
$10.00
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pin burl elm red gum chocolate ambrosia turning pepper mill vase blank knife
pin burl elm red gum chocolate ambrosia turning pepper mill vase blank knife
$14.50
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pin burl elm crotch  2 red gum pepper mill turning vase bowl blanks wood crafts
pin burl elm crotch 2 red gum pepper mill turning vase bowl blanks wood crafts
$15.00
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black line spalted red maple turning bowl vase blanks knife blocks A++
black line spalted red maple turning bowl vase blanks knife blocks a++
$17.50
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black line spalted mineral chocolate ambrosia turning bowl vase blank wood A++
black line spalted mineral chocolate ambrosia turning bowl vase blank wood a++
$16.50
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curly black ash turning bowl VASE URN bowl blank knife scales block
curly black ash turning bowl vase urn bowl blank knife scales block
$16.00
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chocolate mineral stained ambrosia maple turning bowl vase blank wood peppermill
chocolate mineral stained ambrosia maple turning bowl vase blank wood peppermill
$16.50
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black line spalted ambrosia silver maple turning bowl vase blank PEPPER MILL
black line spalted ambrosia silver maple turning bowl vase blank pepper mill
$15.00
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Red pin burl red slippery elm turning bowl vase bowl blank wood pepper mill
red pin burl red slippery elm turning bowl vase bowl blank wood pepper mill
$15.00
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chocolate lavender orange ambrosia maple turning bowl vase blank wood MUST SEE
chocolate lavender orange ambrosia maple turning bowl vase blank wood must see
$45.88
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Curly Black Oak Wood 5555 Lathe Vase Urn Game  Gun turning blanks
curly black oak wood 5555 lathe vase urn game gun turning blanks
$39.95
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Curly Spalted Maple Turning Wood Lumber Block Vase
curly spalted maple turning wood lumber block vase
$13.99
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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
$24.00
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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
$24.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 6 x 6 x 9 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 6 x 6 x 9 vase blank
$15.00
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SPALTED FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 6 half x 6 half x 7 VASE BLANK
spalted figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 6 half x 6 half x 7 vase blank
$15.00
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Rainbow Tulip Poplar Wood Turning Vase Blank Lathe Block 4 x 4 x 12
rainbow tulip poplar wood turning vase blank lathe block 4 x 4 x 12
$14.95
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2 Spalted Red Gum Turning Wood Vase Blank Lathe 4 x 3 3 8 x 12
2 spalted red gum turning wood vase blank lathe 4 x 3 3 8 x 12
$18.95
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Persimmon Turning Vase Blank Wood Block Lathe 4 x 3 3 4 x 12
persimmon turning vase blank wood block lathe 4 x 3 3 4 x 12
$10.95
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2 Hickory Wood Turning Spindle Vase Blank Lathe 4 x 4 x 12
2 hickory wood turning spindle vase blank lathe 4 x 4 x 12
$22.95
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9 x 4 x 4 SPALTED HACKBERRY TURNING WOOD END GRAIN PEPPERMILL VASE BLANK
9 x 4 x 4 spalted hackberry turning wood end grain peppermill vase blank
$13.00
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2 PC SPALTED HACKBERRY TURNING WOOD END GRAIN PEPPERMILL VASE BLANK
2 pc spalted hackberry turning wood end grain peppermill vase blank
$10.00
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Figured Maple Wood 5548 Vase Urn Game Call Arts n Crafts Lathe Turning Blank
figured maple wood 5548 vase urn game call arts n crafts lathe turning blank
$19.95
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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
$119.50
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Thick Spalted Maple Turned Wood Vase Signed  Dated USA Made Almost 1 half LB
thick spalted maple turned wood vase signed dated usa made almost 1 half lb
$99.00
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Vintage Large 10 Turned Knotty Burl Wood Natural Sculpture Vase
vintage large 10 turned knotty burl wood natural sculpture vase
$55.00
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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
$36.00
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SPALTED FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 7 x 7 x 12 VASE BLANK
spalted figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 7 x 7 x 12 vase blank
$35.00
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3 FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 4 x 4 x 8 9 VASE BLANK
3 figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 4 x 4 x 8 9 vase blank
$24.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 4 x 4 x 19 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 4 x 4 x 19 vase blank
$24.00
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2 FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 4 x 4 x 12 ea VASE BLANK
2 figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 4 x 4 x 12 ea vase blank
$28.00
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2 FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 4 x 4 x 13 3 4 14 3 4 VASE BLANK
2 figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 4 x 4 x 13 3 4 14 3 4 vase blank
$28.00
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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
$18.00
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2 FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 7 3 4 8 VASE BLANK
2 figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 7 3 4 8 vase blank
$22.00
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2 FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 6 7 3 4 VASE BLANK
2 figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 6 7 3 4 vase blank
$22.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE BURL WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 6 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple burl wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 6 vase blank
$22.00
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6 X 5 SPALTED HARD MAPLE TURNING WOOD BOWL URN VASE BLANKS LATHE
6 x 5 spalted hard maple turning wood bowl urn vase blanks lathe
$13.00
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6 X 5 SPALTED RED SYCAMORE TURNING WOOD BOWL VASE URN BLANK LATHE
6 x 5 spalted red sycamore turning wood bowl vase urn blank lathe
$10.00
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6 X 5 SPALTED RED SYCAMORE TURNING WOOD BOWL VASE URN BLANK LATHE
6 x 5 spalted red sycamore turning wood bowl vase urn blank lathe
$10.00
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6 X 5 SPALTED RED SYCAMORE TURNING WOOD BOWL VASE URN BLANK LATHE
6 x 5 spalted red sycamore turning wood bowl vase urn blank lathe
$10.00
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2 Sassafras Wood Turning Vase Blank Lathe Block 4 x 4 x 12
2 sassafras wood turning vase blank lathe block 4 x 4 x 12
$23.00
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Figured Honey Locust Wood 4755 Turning lumber Vase Blank 16 x 475 x 475
figured honey locust wood 4755 turning lumber vase blank 16 x 475 x 475
$39.99
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5 Wood turned vase
5 wood turned vase
$5.20
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VINTAGE MODERN LARGE OPEN SEGMENTED TURNED WOOD VASE BOWL
vintage modern large open segmented turned wood vase bowl
$300.00
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Handmade Walnut Wood Turned Glass Insert Bud Vase  Signed  Dated 1999
handmade walnut wood turned glass insert bud vase signed dated 1999
$6.99
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Bloodwood Wood Turned Vase
bloodwood wood turned vase
$24.99
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Big Leaf Maple Spalted Burl Wood Turning Bowl Blank 5 3 4 X 3 3 4 bowl Vase
big leaf maple spalted burl wood turning bowl blank 5 3 4 x 3 3 4 bowl vase
$30.00
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Vtg Turned Wood 1986 Peter Petrochko Mixed Ebony Padouk Vessel Large Vase Signed
vtg turned wood 1986 peter petrochko mixed ebony padouk vessel large vase signed
$379.90
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FLAME BOX ELDER MAPLE WOOD BOWL TURNING HOLLOW FORM LUMBER BLANK VASE RESAW3897
flame box elder maple wood bowl turning hollow form lumber blank vase resaw3897
$32.00
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1 PC SPALTED HACKBERRY TURNING WOOD END GRAIN VASE PEPPERMILL BLANK LATHE
1 pc spalted hackberry turning wood end grain vase peppermill blank lathe
$13.00
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Mesquite Burl Wood Root Burl Turning Round Bowls Vases Hollowforms Boxes Jewerly
mesquite burl wood root burl turning round bowls vases hollowforms boxes jewerly
$0.99
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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
$16.95
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AMBROSIA MAPLE Wood Turning Vase Blank Block 6 x 6 x 12
ambrosia maple wood turning vase blank block 6 x 6 x 12
$25.95
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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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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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Geometric Segmented Turning Woodturning Vase Bowl Handmade Wood Sculpture
geometric segmented turning woodturning vase bowl handmade wood sculpture
$335.00
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Walnut and Malachite Turned Wood Vase
walnut and malachite turned wood vase
$185.00
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6 X 5 SPALTED RED SYCAMORE TURNING WOOD BOWL VASE URN BLANK LATHE
6 x 5 spalted red sycamore turning wood bowl vase urn blank lathe
$9.00
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6 X 5 SPALTED RED SYCAMORE TURNING WOOD BOWL VASE URN BLANK LATHE
6 x 5 spalted red sycamore turning wood bowl vase urn blank lathe
$8.00
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6 X 5 SIBERIAN RED ELM TURNING WOOD BOWL VASE URN BLANK LATHE
6 x 5 siberian red elm turning wood bowl vase urn blank lathe
$10.00
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BURL WOOD VASE HOME DECOR WOOD TURNING HAND CRAFTED ART FLOWER VASE
burl wood vase home decor wood turning hand crafted art flower vase
$175.00
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6 X 5 SPALTED HACKBERRY TURNING WOOD BOWL VASE URN BLANK LATHE
6 x 5 spalted hackberry turning wood bowl vase urn blank lathe
$16.00
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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
$10.95
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Monkey Pod Bowl Blank From Hawaii Reclaimed 12x4x7 For Bowl And Vase Turning
monkey pod bowl blank from hawaii reclaimed 12x4x7 for bowl and vase turning
$30.00
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FLAME BOX ELDER MAPLE WOOD TURNING HOLLOW FORM VASE LUMBER BLANK 4 SQ 3865
flame box elder maple wood turning hollow form vase lumber blank 4 sq 3865
$32.00
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FLAME BOX ELDER MAPLE WOOD TURNING HOLLOW FORM VASE LUMBER BLANK 4 SQ 3869
flame box elder maple wood turning hollow form vase lumber blank 4 sq 3869
$30.00
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Curly Ambrosia Spalted Maple Turning Wood Lumber Vase
curly ambrosia spalted maple turning wood lumber vase
$14.99
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12 quarter  T Signed Mimosa Wood Turned Vase Shaped Trophy Nice Wood Candle Holder
12 quarter t signed mimosa wood turned vase shaped trophy nice wood candle holder
$18.00
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V47 6 x 45 decorative vase turned from Mulberry and Goncolo Alves
v47 6 x 45 decorative vase turned from mulberry and goncolo alves
$39.00
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FLAME BOX ELDER MAPLE WOOD TURNING HOLLOW FORM LUMBER BLANK VASE 4 SQ 3844
flame box elder maple wood turning hollow form lumber blank vase 4 sq 3844
$29.00
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FLAME BOX ELDER MAPLE WOOD TURNING HOLLOW FORM LUMBER BLANK VASE 4 SQ 3840
flame box elder maple wood turning hollow form lumber blank vase 4 sq 3840
$29.00
quality
FLAME BOX ELDER MAPLE WOOD BOWL TURNING HOLLOW FORM LUMBER BLANK VASE RESAW3888
flame box elder maple wood bowl turning hollow form lumber blank vase resaw3888
$23.00
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2 PC 4 X 5 BLACK CHERRY TURNING WOOD VASE GOBLET BLANK LATHE
2 pc 4 x 5 black cherry turning wood vase goblet blank lathe
$8.00
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Aromatic Red Cedar Wood Turning Lathe Vase Spindle Blank 6 x 6 x 12
aromatic red cedar wood turning lathe vase spindle blank 6 x 6 x 12
$25.00
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2 PC SPALTED HACKBERRY TURNING WOOD END GRAIN PEPPERMILL VASE BLANKS
2 pc spalted hackberry turning wood end grain peppermill vase blanks
$20.00
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2 PC SPALTED HARD MAPLE TURNING WOOD END GRAIN PEPPERMILLVASE BLANKS
2 pc spalted hard maple turning wood end grain peppermillvase blanks
$20.00
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2 PC SPALTED HARD MAPLE TURNING WOOD CROSS GRAIN CUT PEPPERMILLVASE BLANKS
2 pc spalted hard maple turning wood cross grain cut peppermillvase blanks
$20.00
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2 PC SPALTED HARD MAPLE TURNING WOOD CROSS GRAIN CUT PEPPERMILLVASE BLANKS
2 pc spalted hard maple turning wood cross grain cut peppermillvase blanks
$20.00
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AMBROSIA MAPLE Wood Turning Vase Blank Block 6 x 6 x 12
ambrosia maple wood turning vase blank block 6 x 6 x 12
$25.95
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HANDMADE SIGNED DATED TURNED WOOD VASE DIFFERENT WOODS NICE
handmade signed dated turned wood vase different woods nice
$24.00
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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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VTG ESTATE MID CENTURY FLORAL FLOWER CARVED TURNED WOOD 12 CANDLE HOLDER VASE
vtg estate mid century floral flower carved turned wood 12 candle holder vase
$178.59
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Bloodwood Wood Turned Vase
bloodwood wood turned vase
$24.99
quality
VINTAGE MODERN LARGE OPEN SEGMENTED TURNED WOOD VASE BOWL
vintage modern large open segmented turned wood vase bowl
$300.00
quality
Figured Honey Locust Wood 4755 Turning lumber Vase Blank 16 x 475 x 475
figured honey locust wood 4755 turning lumber vase blank 16 x 475 x 475
$39.99
quality
Rustic Northwoods Hand Turned Wood Vase Handcrafted Original Large Half Bark 12
rustic northwoods hand turned wood vase handcrafted original large half bark 12
$89.95
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Vintage California Handcrafted Manzanita Wood Turned Vase
vintage california handcrafted manzanita wood turned vase
$265.00
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2 Sassafras Wood Turning Vase Blank Lathe Block 4 x 4 x 12
2 sassafras wood turning vase blank lathe block 4 x 4 x 12
$23.00
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2 Quarter Sawn Red Oak Wood Turning Vase Blank Lathe Block 4 x 4 x 12
2 quarter sawn red oak wood turning vase blank lathe block 4 x 4 x 12
$23.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE BURL WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 6 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple burl wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 6 vase blank
$22.00
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2 FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 6 7 3 4 VASE BLANK
2 figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 6 7 3 4 vase blank
$22.00
quality
2 FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 7 3 4 8 VASE BLANK
2 figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 7 3 4 8 vase blank
$22.00
quality
2 FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 4 x 4 x 13 3 4 14 3 4 VASE BLANK
2 figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 4 x 4 x 13 3 4 14 3 4 vase blank
$28.00
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2 FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 4 x 4 x 12 ea VASE BLANK
2 figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 4 x 4 x 12 ea vase blank
$28.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 4 x 4 x 19 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 4 x 4 x 19 vase blank
$24.00
quality
3 FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 4 x 4 x 8 9 VASE BLANK
3 figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 4 x 4 x 8 9 vase blank
$24.00
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SPALTED FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 7 x 7 x 12 VASE BLANK
spalted figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 7 x 7 x 12 vase blank
$35.00
quality
V33 4 by 6 Vase turned from Pradauk wood from India collectors item
v33 4 by 6 vase turned from pradauk wood from india collectors item
$35.00
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V56 Segmented vase turned from sycamore padauk and Ziricote woods
v56 segmented vase turned from sycamore padauk and ziricote woods
$42.50
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chocolate lavender orange ambrosia maple turning bowl vase blank wood MUST SEE
chocolate lavender orange ambrosia maple turning bowl vase blank wood must see
$45.88
quality
FLAME BOX ELDER MAPLE WOOD TURNING HOLLOW FORM VASE LUMBER BLANK 4 SQ 3859
flame box elder maple wood turning hollow form vase lumber blank 4 sq 3859
$25.00
quality
EXOTIC EAST INDIAN ROSEWOOD Turning Vase Peppermill Blank 3 x 3 x 12
exotic east indian rosewood turning vase peppermill blank 3 x 3 x 12
$37.00
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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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