This is a very easy pattern to cut but a bit tougher to assemble. The vase is tapered top to bottom and the sides are cut on a 45 degree angle. This compound cut can be a challenge for new woodworkers. You can use a table saw to cut the 45's or you can do what I did and sand the 45's after the pieces were scrolled.
I set the table on my table top sander to 45 degrees and slowly sanded the sides until I had a sharp 45 angle. This is not the most accurate way to do it but with care you can get pretty good results.
The next challenge is to clamp the glued sides together. I lay the pieces down on blue painters tape with the 45's up. Then apply glue to the joints and fold the sides together. Use the tape to hold everything together until it dries. A few rubber bands come in handy also. Sorry I didn't take pictures of the assembly. If you have trouble let me know and I'll mock up some pictures to help.
I have a challenge for you that should be fun. Make a vase from the pattern with 8 sides. The angle will change to 22.5 degrees and the assembly will be twice the fun. Any takers? The first picture I get in an email of this pattern with 8 sides neatly glued up and finished will get you a $20 Amazon gift certificate. I will publish the winning picture on the blog for the whole world to see.
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