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    Collared Hollow Form with updated pics Maybe better?

    I have not been getting much turning time the last month but I had a little time on Monday of this week. This is a piece of Silver Maple that I found on the side of the road during one of our city's brush collection day's. The collar is Eucalyptus. The form was hand hollowed to a fairly consistent 3/16" thick. Overall dimension is right at 6 1/2" across and about 2 3/4" overall height. The finish is what I call a burnished lacquer. Not quite satin or gloss, just a nice luster.

    It is not the most exciting piece of wood but I am happy with the overall look and feel of it. Wish my photos were better. About the best I can do with my little cheap point and shoot.

    I did this in celebration of me ordering a Monster Articulated Hollowing Rig. I don't mind hand hollowing other than the fact that I destroy about 25% of what I make trying to get to thin without a laser. I hope to have it in about 3 weeks.

    New pics added I think they are better let me know what you think. I am trying to get a handle on the photography thing and just playing with it a little at a time.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Collared form 1.jpg   Collared form 2.jpg   Collared form 3.jpg   Hollow Form New Pic 2.jpg   Hollow form new photo 3.jpg  

    Last edited by Alan Trout; 05-31-2009 at 06:12 AM. Reason: Added content and photos.

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    Very nice Alan, sometimes the simple ones stand out for being just that!

    Congrats on the new Monster Rig, I think you will like it!

    BTW, how is that very nice lathe stand working for you, anything to report?

    Cheers!
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    Stu,

    Thanks for the kind words. I really appreciate it.

    The stand is working great. It is unbelievably stable. I put about a 65lb. piece of pecan on it a couple of month's ago out of balance and started it at 500RPM. There is a little oscillation in the feet of the casters but no movement other than that. It was well worth the time spent on that project.

    Thanks,

    Alan

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    That's a lovely HF, Alan. Very nicely done!
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    Very nice, Alan. When I first saw the thumbnail pic, the collar seemed a bit too tall, but looking at it more closely in the bigger picture, I really like it.

    And congrats on the new upcoming Monster rig. I see more and more hollow forms in your future.
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    Great looking HF Alan. Nice form and I do like the collar.
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    Thanks, again all for the nice words. I really appreciate it.

    Alan

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