Curly Maple and Walnut "OATS" Segmented Vase Form
5 in. x 5 in. x 3 3/4 in.
"OATS" is an acronym I came up with to describe the off angle triangle stave
segmented blank I "discovered" in 2004. A very similar variation had been done in England more than a decade before,
but I was totally unaware of that when I began to claim my "original idea."
Moving on, this is the first
and only piece like this that I have done. It is made up of maple staves with walnut veneers and a walnut top and base.
The swirl effect on the collar is from carving continuing lines from the walnut veneers. It is finished with one or several
coats of polyurethane, buffed and finished with micro-crystalline "Renaissance" wax.