I spent the last couple weeks before the Malibu show getting my stock of small, inexpensive pieces built up. Here are three magnetic paper clip bowls I finished up last week. After shaping the outside, I remove most of the inside with a Forstner bit, then enlarge it with hollowing tools. (The Ci1 carbide cutter is excellent for this, either freehand or in the Monster rig.) I leave the walls thick for weight, but get rid of the hole from the point of the drill bit and round the bottom corners of the inside. All of them have what I'd consider a gallery-quality buffed lacquer finish. After working on bigger things for the last while, these were a breeze to finish.
Dye and limed ash, too glossy to get a good profile pic:
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Curly maple with black, red, and honey amber dye:
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These are comparable to making low-end pens in terms of time and cost, but a bit more flexible in regards to size and form.
Questions, comments and suggestions are welcome...