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Hollow forms, my first attempt at a larger project

My first large hollow form

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Garfield12/07/2010 13:38:21
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This is my first attempt at a large hollow form.  This was the piece that caused me to break the tool rest on my previous lathe making me buy my CL3 CAM lathe, upon which i finished the project.  I bought the yew ring along with 5 others for just £20 from ebay, the tree surgeon was hoping for more but thankfully the photos did not do the wood justice.
I turned the hollow form with my new BCT hollowmate that I bought from The toolpost on the lst open house event.  I still have some hand sanding to do on the piece and several coats of danish oil, the outside of the vessel has had just one coat at the moment.
The vessel is 7" high with a diameter of 8" and it weighs 3lb 12oz.  The base is very thick giving it some weight, the sides are approx 12/16ths thick but i actually like the chunkiness of the piece.

Edited By Garfield on 12/07/2010 13:44:38

Dave Atkinson14/07/2010 22:07:31
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Hi Garfield
Well done, It looks like it would be a challenge and it's come out well.
I've just started getting into hollow forms myself and it's not easy, but very satisfying when it works out.  I made  several napkin rings to start with!

cheers Dave 
Derek Lane15/07/2010 21:58:27
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A well turned piece Garfield. Not a lover of chunks missing out of bowls etc but still appreciate the work involved and skill not to keep catching the edges with tools or fingers.
Hope to see some more (you never know i could be converted)
Mark Sutton20/07/2010 18:56:17
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Hi Garfield
Nice piece of wood, beautiful colours  well done, sounds like a good bargain as well.
When i do large hollow forms, i tend to do it in 2 parts, and hide the join with decoration.
Well done again

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