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Thread: New HF

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Reno, Nv

    New HF

    In my effort to keep up with ain't that good. This one is Purpleheart that was hard as a rock...5.5 x 2. I think this one came from Craft Supply. I used the S bar hollow tool, but I think the straight shaft (on order soon) will be a lot more fun. I can see where green wood would be better than dry stock for HF's. Dry has it's place and that comprises the bulk of what I turn...and green goes next!!!.
    Last edited by Jim Burr; 11-18-2008 at 09:38 PM. Reason: stupid spelling and more insite
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    That came out looking nice, Jim. Keep 'em coming.

    You're wood is a lot easier to hollow out than the dry stuff. I recently turned a big (15" or so diameter) maple hollow form, and it was a real chore.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    North Ogden, Utah
    You've done a nice job, especially considering it's from a piece of purpleheart. I think God created purpleheart and nagging mother-in-laws to make us thankful for the finer things in life. Seriously, if you can sucessfully hollow purpleheart, your next and last challenge will be reinforced concrete.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Great job on the HF. Purpleheart can be a bear to turn sometimes.
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  5. #5
    jim Burr
    I think you did a Yeoman's job on that purpleheart Jim. Looks good to me. Mitch


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