Had another day off today and decided to spend some time making another hollow form and then some finials for the vessels I have been turning.
Pic 2,3,4 - Vessel turned and one coat of Danish Oil - standing to dry
Started with my indexing tool and hogged alot out the vessel and then started using the hollowing rig. I found that using the advice on here about light pulling cuts and sparying the interior now and then with a lubricant makes it cut much more smoothly. I used concentrated dishwashing soap in a spray bottle and kept the cutter sharp. Still finding the middle section tends to be the harder part to cut but it went much smoother.
Pic 1- Finial rough turned and drying out before sanding
I had some spindle stock (green) of several types of wood laying around and decided to make a finial for some of the vessels I have been turning. Tried some sycamore and distroyed it - then some black walnut which i cut from the tip down to the part that enters the vessel. It came out ok and with some sanding etc- it will work out.
Turning that detailed of thing out of green wood is not easy at all - it bends and flexes all over even if your holding it and nibbling at it. I think ill stick with dry or dryer wood for finials as i have before because of the increased stability. With the green as i approach the thickness of a toothpick things get really volitale and can snap easier then if it was dry.....ahhh well
lesson learned................any other thoughts??