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Step 1: What you need

Some scrap multiplex boards which must be size of the maximum radius of your vase.
Any saw that can make round cuts (bandsaw, jigsaw or even a scroll saw).
Wood glue.
Clamps.
A lathe (or a sander, but this will take very long!).
compass (for drawing circles)
Paper and pencil:-)

Step 2: Design phase

The first step, is to make your (approximate) design. I sketched it up on a piece of quad ruled paper. I scaled it so that each two squares (=10mm) corresponds to the thickness of my boards (19mm in my case, but it doesnt really matter).
After sketching it up rouhly i decided for a minimal wall thickness (~10mm in my case) and drew the lines accordingly. Now I basically got a cross-section of the vase.

From this cross-section you can easily meassure the diameters/radiuses of all the layers.

Draw the the circles (or half circles) onto the board using a large compass (or a string + pencil, if you don't have one).
As I had only long and narrow boards i cut out half-circles and glued those together. If you are using a jigsaw and you have got wider boards you can of course cut out the whole circles.

The circles don't have to be ultra precise, bettter make them a little bit too big than too small. You can remove material quite easily on the lathe



 
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shazni2 years ago
oh this is so beautiful!
cammers2 years ago
Very Nice.
rimar20002 years ago
Beautiful.
ChrysN2 years ago
That is really pretty, nicely done!