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Beautiful Tall Wood Turned Vase by Bill Wheeler Signed 2003 Very Nice Piece
beautiful tall wood turned vase by bill wheeler signed 2003 very nice piece
$19.99
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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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17 Long 3 half Lb Tree Root Burl Wood Turning Round Bowls Vases Boxes Jewerly
17 long 3 half lb tree root burl wood turning round bowls vases boxes jewerly
$0.99
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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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2 Curly Ambrosia Maple Wood Turning Vase Blank Lathe 4 x 4 x 12
2 curly ambrosia maple wood turning vase blank lathe 4 x 4 x 12
$22.95
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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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black cherry crotch turning peppermill vase blanks knife scales block
black cherry crotch turning peppermill vase blanks knife scales block
$15.50
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black line spalted curly silver maple turning bowl vase blank KNIFE block resaw
black line spalted curly silver maple turning bowl vase blank knife block resaw
$16.50
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black cherry CROTCH turning bowl VASE blank wood peppermill blanks wood
black cherry crotch turning bowl vase blank wood peppermill blanks wood
$16.50
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black line spalted chocolate red ambrosia bowl vase turning wood blank A+++
black line spalted chocolate red ambrosia bowl vase turning wood blank a+++
$15.00
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black cherry  black line spalted chocolate ambrosia maple turning vase blanks
black cherry black line spalted chocolate ambrosia maple turning vase blanks
$13.50
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curly black line spalted silver maple turning vase urn bowl blank wood knife
curly black line spalted silver maple turning vase urn bowl blank wood knife
$15.50
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blackline spalted ambrosia maple turning bowl vase blank knife block PEPPER MILL
blackline spalted ambrosia maple turning bowl vase blank knife block pepper mill
$16.50
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black cherry CROTCH turning bowl VASE blank wood peppermill blanks wood
black cherry crotch turning bowl vase blank wood peppermill blanks wood
$16.50
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black line spalted red maple  cherry turning vase blanks wood crafts peppermill
black line spalted red maple cherry turning vase blanks wood crafts peppermill
$12.50
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black line spalted mineral chocolate ambrosia turning bowl vase URN blank wood
black line spalted mineral chocolate ambrosia turning bowl vase urn blank wood
$16.50
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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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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 15 3 4 VASE BLOCK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 15 3 4 vase block
$14.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 12 VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 12 vase blank
$11.00
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SPALTED FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 3 half x 3 half x 12 VASE BLANK
spalted figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 3 half x 3 half x 12 vase blank
$11.00
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8 FIGURED MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 2 half 2 7 8 x 5 half 6 3 4 VASE BLANKS
8 figured maple wood turning lumber 2 half 2 7 8 x 5 half 6 3 4 vase blanks
$18.00
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8 FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 2 half x 7 half 10 VASE BLANKS
8 figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 2 half x 7 half 10 vase blanks
$26.00
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4 FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 3 x 3 x 7 11 VASE BLANKS
4 figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 3 x 3 x 7 11 vase blanks
$18.00
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5 FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 2 3 8 2 half x 12 3 4 18 VASE
5 figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 2 3 8 2 half x 12 3 4 18 vase
$24.00
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4 FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 2 half 2 3 4 x 12 17 half VASE
4 figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 2 half 2 3 4 x 12 17 half vase
$24.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 6 x 6 x 12 VASE BLOCK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 6 x 6 x 12 vase block
$15.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 6 x 6 x 11 VASE BLOCK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 6 x 6 x 11 vase block
$14.00
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SPALTED FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 7 x 7 x 14 VASE BLANK
spalted figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 7 x 7 x 14 vase blank
$32.00
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SPALTED FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 10 VASE BLANK
spalted figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 10 vase blank
$15.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 12 half VASE BLANK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 12 half vase blank
$14.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 9 VASE BLOCK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 9 vase block
$11.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 14 half VASE BLOCK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 14 half vase block
$15.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 14 half VASE BLOCK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 14 half vase block
$15.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 5 x 5 x 15 quarter VASE BLOCK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 5 x 5 x 15 quarter vase block
$14.00
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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
$19.00
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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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2 Aromatic Red Cedar Wood Turning Lathe Vase Blank 4 x 4 x 12
2 aromatic red cedar wood turning lathe vase blank 4 x 4 x 12
$23.00
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FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 4 x 4 x 12 VASE BLOCK
figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 4 x 4 x 12 vase block
$16.99
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Turning Wood 5885 Quilted Curly Tiger Maple Lathe VASE URN SCULPTURE Blank
turning wood 5885 quilted curly tiger maple lathe vase urn sculpture blank
$9.99
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11 X 6 X 4 CROSS CUT SPALTED HACKBERRY TURNING WOOD VASE LIDDED BOX BLANK
11 x 6 x 4 cross cut spalted hackberry turning wood vase lidded box blank
$12.00
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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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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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spalted red maple and black cherry turning vase pepper mill blank
spalted red maple and black cherry turning vase pepper mill blank
$14.50
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dense black line spalted silver maple turning VASE URN bowl blank wood knife
dense black line spalted silver maple turning vase urn bowl blank wood knife
$14.50
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black cherry crotch turning peppermill vase blanks knife scales block
black cherry crotch turning peppermill vase blanks knife scales block
$15.00
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black line spalted ambrosia mineral stained maple turning bowl vase black wood
black line spalted ambrosia mineral stained maple turning bowl vase black wood
$14.00
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black cherry crotch turning peppermill vase blanks knife scales blanks
black cherry crotch turning peppermill vase blanks knife scales blanks
$14.50
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black line spalted ambrosia mineral stained maple turning bowl vase black wood
black line spalted ambrosia mineral stained maple turning bowl vase black wood
$15.00
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black line curly chocolate ambrosia turning bowl vase blank wood peppermill
black line curly chocolate ambrosia turning bowl vase blank wood peppermill
$15.50
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chocolate curly mineral ambrosia maple turning bowl vase blank wood peppermill
chocolate curly mineral ambrosia maple turning bowl vase blank wood peppermill
$16.50
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black line spalted blue norway maple  red elm turning bowl vase blank wood
black line spalted blue norway maple red elm turning bowl vase blank wood
$15.00
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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
$339.90
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EXOTIC ZIRICOTE Wood Turning Vase Peppermill Blank 3 x 3 x 12
exotic ziricote wood turning vase peppermill blank 3 x 3 x 12
$67.95
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EXOTIC KATALOX Wood Turning Vase Blank 3 x 3 x 12
exotic katalox wood turning vase blank 3 x 3 x 12
$24.96
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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
$22.95
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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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THE DARK  BUCKEYE BURL  TOWER VASE BLANK TURNING WOOD
the dark buckeye burl tower vase blank turning wood
$169.00
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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
$395.00
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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
$31.49
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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
$31.49
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EXOTIC WOOD Turning Vase Peppermill Blank Bocote 3 x 3 x 12 14392
exotic wood turning vase peppermill blank bocote 3 x 3 x 12 14392
$31.49
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EXOTIC WOOD Turning Vase Peppermill Blank Bocote 3 x 3 x 12 14393
exotic wood turning vase peppermill blank bocote 3 x 3 x 12 14393
$31.49
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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
$31.49
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EXOTIC WOOD Turning Vase Peppermill Blank Bocote 3 x 3 x 12 14395
exotic wood turning vase peppermill blank bocote 3 x 3 x 12 14395
$31.49
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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
$31.49
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EXOTIC WOOD Turning Vase Peppermill Blank Bocote 3 x 3 x 12 14397
exotic wood turning vase peppermill blank bocote 3 x 3 x 12 14397
$31.49
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EXOTIC WOOD Turning Vase Peppermill Blank Bocote 3 x 3 x 12 14398
exotic wood turning vase peppermill blank bocote 3 x 3 x 12 14398
$31.49
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EXOTIC WOOD Turning Vase Peppermill Blank Bocote 3 x 3 x 12 14399
exotic wood turning vase peppermill blank bocote 3 x 3 x 12 14399
$31.49
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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
$17.00
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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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2 Spalted Red Gum Turning Wood Vase Blank Lathe 4 x 4 x 12
2 spalted red gum turning wood vase blank lathe 4 x 4 x 12
$23.00
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Elkins Turned Wood Vase RusticWood Bruce 14 half  tall
elkins turned wood vase rusticwood bruce 14 half tall
$124.99
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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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EXOTIC EAST INDIAN ROSEWOOD Turning Vase Peppermill Blank 2 7 8 x 3 x 12
exotic east indian rosewood turning vase peppermill blank 2 7 8 x 3 x 12
$37.00
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Beautiful Ron Pessolano Hand Turned Dyed Ash Wood Vase Bowl Signed
beautiful ron pessolano hand turned dyed ash wood vase bowl signed
$119.99
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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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EXOTIC WOOD Turning Vase Peppermill Blank Marblewood 3 x 3 x 12 14460
exotic wood turning vase peppermill blank marblewood 3 x 3 x 12 14460
$31.49
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EXOTIC WOOD Turning Vase Peppermill Blank Marblewood 3 x 3 x 12 14461
exotic wood turning vase peppermill blank marblewood 3 x 3 x 12 14461
$31.49
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EXOTIC WOOD Turning Vase Peppermill Blank Marblewood 3 x 3 x 12 14462
exotic wood turning vase peppermill blank marblewood 3 x 3 x 12 14462
$31.49
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EXOTIC WOOD Turning Vase Peppermill Blank Marblewood 3 x 3 x 12 14463
exotic wood turning vase peppermill blank marblewood 3 x 3 x 12 14463
$31.49
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THE DARK  BUCKEYE BURL  TOWER VASE BLANK TURNING WOOD
the dark buckeye burl tower vase blank turning wood
$169.00
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TURNED MAHOGANY AND CYPRESS WOOD SEGMENTED VASE ARTIST SIGNED BEAUTIFUL OOAK
turned mahogany and cypress wood segmented vase artist signed beautiful ooak
$55.00
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WOOD VASE TURNED CAMPHOR TREE WITH BLUE NUGGET INLAY HANDMADE OOAK ARTIST SIGNED
wood vase turned camphor tree with blue nugget inlay handmade ooak artist signed
$32.00
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TURNED ASPEN AMBOYNA BURL AND BLUE VENEER SEGMENTED VASE ARTIST SIGNED OOAK
turned aspen amboyna burl and blue veneer segmented vase artist signed ooak
$50.00
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One of a Kind 2003 Hand Turned Manzanita Burl Vessel Vase by Warren Vienneau
one of a kind 2003 hand turned manzanita burl vessel vase by warren vienneau
$179.00
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2 FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 4 x 4 x 13 14 VASE BLANKS
2 figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 4 x 4 x 13 14 vase blanks
$21.99
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Turned Ash Wood Vase
turned ash wood vase
$25.00
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Turned Ash Wood Vase
turned ash wood vase
$25.00
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Turned Ash Wood Vase
turned ash wood vase
$25.00
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EXOTIC ZIRICOTE Wood Turning Vase Peppermill Blank 3 x 3 x 12
exotic ziricote wood turning vase peppermill blank 3 x 3 x 12
$68.00
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2 Black Cherry Vase Turning Wood Blanks Lathe 4 x 4 x 12
2 black cherry vase turning wood blanks lathe 4 x 4 x 12
$28.00
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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
$22.95
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EXOTIC KATALOX Wood Turning Vase Blank 3 x 3 x 12
exotic katalox wood turning vase blank 3 x 3 x 12
$24.96
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EXOTIC ZIRICOTE Wood Turning Vase Peppermill Blank 3 x 3 x 12
exotic ziricote wood turning vase peppermill blank 3 x 3 x 12
$67.95
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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
$193.63
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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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4 Pieces Mid Century California Redwood Vase Bowl Candlesticks Hand Turned Wood
4 pieces mid century california redwood vase bowl candlesticks hand turned wood
$29.99
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2 Rainbow Tulip Poplar Wood Turning Vase Blank Lathe Block 4 x 4 x 12
2 rainbow tulip poplar wood turning vase blank lathe block 4 x 4 x 12
$23.00
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SPALTED FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 7 x 7 x 14 VASE BLANK
spalted figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 7 x 7 x 14 vase blank
$32.00
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4 FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 2 half 2 3 4 x 12 17 half VASE
4 figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 2 half 2 3 4 x 12 17 half vase
$24.00
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5 FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 2 3 8 2 half x 12 3 4 18 VASE
5 figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 2 3 8 2 half x 12 3 4 18 vase
$24.00
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8 FIGURED BIG LEAF MAPLE WOOD TURNING LUMBER 2 half x 7 half 10 VASE BLANKS
8 figured big leaf maple wood turning lumber 2 half x 7 half 10 vase blanks
$26.00
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NATURAL EDGE WOOD VASE TURNED BOTTLE BRUSH TREE DOWNED BY HURRICANE CHARLEY 2004
natural edge wood vase turned bottle brush tree downed by hurricane charley 2004
$34.00
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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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2 Curly Ambrosia Maple Wood Turning Vase Blank Lathe 4 x 4 x 12
2 curly ambrosia maple wood turning vase blank lathe 4 x 4 x 12
$22.95
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Miniature Ebony Wood VaseLathe Turned
miniature ebony wood vaselathe turned
$24.99
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Figured Honey Locust Wood 4746 Turning lumber Vase Blank 55 x 1075
figured honey locust wood 4746 turning lumber vase blank 55 x 1075
$20.00
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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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