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Thread: Plain ol' Maple Hollow Form

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    Plain ol' Maple Hollow Form

    This hollow form was finish turned about a month ago, but I haven't had much shop time lately to get it finished and photographed. The wood was a piece of dry maple I got from Chris Wright a few months ago. This one had pretty plain figure, so I decided to do a color fade on it. It had some cracks from the get-go, but I just filled them with black epoxy after turning to finished dimensions. The pics make it look much more splotchy than it is in person. This one's a big one for me...about 8 3/4" tall and 11 1/2" wide. It was a lot of dry maple to cut through. Finished with TransTint, dewaxed shellac, and lacquer. I still need to buff it, but I got tired of waiting to show some work around here.

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    Not plain. Certainly not old. Lovely, yes. Beautiful, yes.
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    Boy you are a hollowformingmachine

    I can see how this would seem plain, and if you left it natural, it might have been plain, but with the treatment you gave it, it is NOT plain at all, got to agree with Mike, it is a beauty
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    Very nice piece Vaughn, well done!



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    Vaughn,

    I really like the shape and the subtleness of this piece.
    That is a good sized HF
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    Vaughn that is a super nice Hollow Form. I like the coloring from light to dark. I've never used Black Epoxy to fill cracks, it's probably simple but would you please explain the procedure.
    thanks
    Larry

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    That is a big one! Great finish and I like the rim!
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    Vaughn that is a pretty piece. I like the way you did the coloring on it. I like the form and the neck.
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    Wonderful piece, Vaughn. Anyone with any sense at all would proud to be its owner. You did a great job with the entire project, turning, sanding, and finish. A big thumbs up for you on this one.

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    Thanks for all the kind comments, guys. I'm pretty happy with how this one came out. I think it looks better in person than the pics might indicate. Hopefully with the big size, it'll help draw people into the booth at shows. I had another HF about this size that sold a couple shows ago, and it was a good for getting peoples' attention.
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