Question #1 - I saw in craft supplies that Mike Mahonney makes a DVD on hollowing - anybody out there seen it ? im not sure if he is using a rig or free hand - I would assume he is doing it free hand but thought i would ask.
Yesterday at work i showed several people the vessel i did at the class i attended. Picture below - size is about 6" tall and 4-5" wide.
They all wanted me to make them one and asked about what i would charge. One of the Dr's wants 3 of them made out of Austrailian Burls in a large size and is willing to pay for them (even after seeing the price of these kinds of burls). Ausy burls are sold by the pound normally and are expensive for good qulaity.
Question #2 - Wondering how to price them ? looked around on the web but some are museum type and some are cheap junk......
Ok so with 5 oders for vessels and 1 oder for a Ausy bowl I thought I should buy the hollowing rig - - - finally after reading and researching for so long - Placed the order with Monster yesterday but it will not arrive for a month because he is so back logged with orders etc - No big deal i can wait because i need some time to learn a bit more about the hollowing but it seems profitable at the moment and will help pay for the rig....as long as i don't explode an expensive burl........LOL ahhhhh well
Last request - I live in Riverside County, California - Is anyone out there near me that turns vessels using a hollowing rig ? I have tried the Riverside chapter of wood turners but nobody close by .........if anybody does PM me I would be willing to pay for additional lessons on hollowing either free hand or with the rig............thanks Dan