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Thread: Dark Maple Hollow Form

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    Dark Maple Hollow Form

    This is from the same maple source as this thread, http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ad.php?t=10311 and it has a lot going for it! Lots of worm holes, a few small cracks, bark inclusions, color variation and lots of tight curl.

    This one is 8 ¼” diameter x 5 ¼” high by 1/8” thick. Sanded to 320 grit and so far it has only one saturated coat of Minwax Wipe-On Poly. Wanted to take a few photos of the piece to show off all the variations without having to deal with any glare issues.

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    As always, your comments, critiques and opinions are welcome!

    Thanks for looking!
    Steve

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    That's another beauty Steve!
    Ken
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    Steve, this is very nice. How long did it take you to turn this project? As someone who has yet to try any large type project...I am curious!

    Thanks,
    Tom

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    Boy lots going on in that one Steve, I'm sure it will only improve with more finish!
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    Another sweet one, Steve. You're getting those thin walls down pat.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    vaughn beat me to it but it still warrants another atta boy for those thing walls..and the rest is a fine job as well steve
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    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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    As always Steve, that is really nice. You are a hollow formin maniac Love your stuff

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    Beautiful Steve.
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    and say, “Hi, Honey, I’m home – forever.”

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

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    Thanks for the kind words everyone!

    Tim - I'm not under any time constraints but I started late afternoon on Friday and shaped the outside. That took about 45 minutes. Hollowed a little bit on Saturday, Sunday and then finished it on Monday - for an additional 3 hours or so. So, taking my time - around 4 hours. If I really rushed it - around 3 hours 55 minutes. For me - hollowing and mass production do not play well together.
    Steve

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    You are definitely ""THE HOLLOW FORM GUY!"

    The form flows smoothly.

    Bruce
    Bruce Shiverdecker - Retired Starving Artist ( No longer a Part timer at Woodcraft, Peoria, Il.)

    "The great thing about turning is that all you have to do is remove what's not needed and you have something beautiful. Nature does the hard part!"

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