What your kit will
1 @ Base Block - A
solid piece approximately 1-1/2" thick and 6" diameter.
It is the foundation of your Vase.
1 @ Staved Base -
16 pieces compound miter cut. May have accent strips.
This will come taped together, but NOT glued up.
1 @ Feature Ring
Assembly - The feature ring assembly will be fully glued
up with the picture rings and plywood laminations
already glued together.
1 @ Diffuser Ring
- 16 to 24 pieces. May have accent strips. This will
come taped together, but NOT glued up.
1 @ Cap Ring - 16
to 24 pieces May have accent strips. This will come
taped together, but NOT glued up.
1 @ Lid (standard)
- A solid piece for the lid. Will include a piece of
wood suitable for turning a small pull handle for the
1 @ Spout
(optional) - A multi-segment piece suitable for turning
a spout selected to compliment your Vase.
Makes one complete Vase/Urn
approximately 9" diameter X 12" high.
Do not purchase a
kit unless you have the 3 disk DVD video presentation.
These kits are
very complex. You will not assemble your kit in one
weekend unless your weekend is 7 to 14 days long!
You will need at
least one roll of 3M
stretchy tape #8884 to assemble your kit. Don sells it one
roll at a time or you can get in on the internet by the
case of 12 rolls.
You will need
masking tape. 1-1/2" and 3" widths.
You will need
Tightbond 1 (regular) glue or equivalent.
The only part of
this kit which is glued up for you is the Feature Ring
Assembly. Most everything else will come taped together,
but you will have to do the gluing yourself.
Don has been
making his trademark style polychromatic Vases and Urns
for over 40 years. He has an eye for which particular
combinations work together. Don will utilize his vast
experience to select components which compliment each
other and which will result in an extraordinary Vase
when completed. The photos above are merely
representative samples. The actual kit you receive will
vary from the photos. Since these are hand made kits, we
are not able to offer a standard wood selection. If you
order more than one kit, each will be different -
beautiful, but different.
Shipment may be
delayed a few days if Don is away teaching one of
his many classes at John C. Campbell Folk school when we
receive your order. Don is the only person who can
properly select the various components which will
harmonize so beautifully into a wondrous work of art
The parts are cut
to fit at the shop. They are guaranteed to fit with no
gaps when properly glued and clamped. The primary reason
each sub assembly comes taped together is so that you
will know before you start that they fit properly
together and that the cuts are dead on accurate. Full
comprehensive explanations are given in detail on the
video series. It is mandatory that you have watched the
video presentation in order to understand the assembly
This is the 2011
May class. The video presentation was filmed while these
students glued and assembled their vases. Don selected
the various components for each Vase. Rest assured that
yours will be just as gorgeous.