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    Hollow Form #1

    Here's my first attempt at a hollow form. I posted rough-turned pics here, and I figured I'd show how it turned out. It's a little walnut guy, about 3 3/4" wide by 2 1/2" tall. Sides and bottom are about 1/8" thick, finished with Antique Oil and buffed. Since I'd never actually held a hollow form in my hands, I was sort of surprised to see how lightweight this was when done. I started out with about 18 ounces of walnut blank, and ended up with a little less than 3 ounces.

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    I'm still not quite happy with the finish, especially around the collar, so I'll probably build up a few more coats and buff it back out. Nonetheless, I was anxious to show it to the gang here. I'm also not happy with the photos yet...I definitely need to play with the white balance and lighting some more. Lastly, I need to get with some Velcro tape to attach my new gradient backdrop inside the photo cube. Tonight was my first time using it, and I had no Velcro handy.

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    Comments and critiques are welcome. I know I have a lot to learn yet, but this being the first, I feel sorta like a proud papa.

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    Vaughn, my friend, that looks great!

    I'm VERY impressed!

    The "collar" area has a bit of a rough spot there at the transition, is that the area you are not happy with?

    Boy, if this is the first one, I can't wait to see the next ones!

    VERY well done!
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    Nice work, but that sure is a funny looking cutting board!

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    To me hollow forms are fun but they do seem to take for ever.

    I like the shape, but (here it ceoms) I think you need to tough up the ring a little more. Right now the ring looks a littl odd to me at the outer diameter. I think (my opinion and you asked) the ring needs to be undercut a little. This will give it a more defined look.
    Jim

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    i like it vaughn........artsy stuff
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    Vaugh

    That is very nice --thanks for the pics

    I agree about the comments on the collar -- I was trying to visualize it without the collar - just a nice smooth arch disappearing into the edge

    Jay

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    Looks good Vaughn. I agree the collar could use a slight touch.

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    Vaughn.....Very nice first HF. I hope my first turns out that well! I looked long and hard at the collar area. The one comment I'd make about it....It stands out too much. If the outer edge was bevel a little lifting to the inner top edge or if the overall height was a little shorter it would be more appealing to me. But....that being said........You still did an awfully nice job on that! Well done!

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    Awesome piece!

    You did a very nice form and for me that is one of the toughest part. I do agree about the collar and might help if it is trimmed a bit.
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    Beautiful Vaughn for a first. I sure hope mine turns out that nice when the Monster HF tool arrives. I like the form and of course love the walnut. Nice job.
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