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    Hollowing Deep and wide

    Had most of the last couple days free and cut up and sealed some of the wood I got. They say it is Walnut but it did not look it but smelled like it. Either way I had a chance to put a pc on the lathe and turn it.

    The first pc I put on and turned was a large blank. I used my Monster rig in the beginning but then switched over to my D-arm hollowing rig with a larger bar for the deeper hollowing. I started with a straight bar and 3/16" tip and did alot of the hogging with this bar. Then changed over to a goose neck with tear drop scrapper that I made out of old saw blade. It worked very well but I had to sharpen it several times before I completed the hollowing. The walls turned out very smooth to the touch - and with very light cuts as i hollowed and feathering there was not any need to sand much.

    Question - where can I buy HSS round that I can just cut my own tear drop cutter from ??? Anybody have any ideas.

    Pictures 1-2 :::: 12" wide and 9 1/2" tall was the dimensions of. It has 2 thin coats of tung oil and is drying - then back to the lathe for wet sanding with some more tung oil (maybe 3 more coats or so), then inside to dry for several weeks. Then I will probably buff it with WD and Renissance or spray Laquer for final finish.


    Pictures 3-4 :::: Smaller open mouth vase with a natural edge - ran out of time so i sprayed it with some soapy water in and out and put a plastic bag over it for the next couple days until I can finish it.

    Pictures 5-6 :::: Olive wood vessel - 7" tall and 9" wide - finished
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    They're all looking good, Dan. That first piece looks real promising. I hope to see finished pics of it.
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    Looks like walmut to me
    And they are coming out cool too
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    Looking real good from here also.

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    Those are some nice pieces. Love the sapwood with the heartwood walnut. I think it's very complementary. Nice work - happy hallowing!
    mj

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    Thanks to all.....................
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    I'll second the walnut with sapwood.
    All lookin' fine from here.
    As to where to get the steel, I would suggest just asking around your local machine shops.
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    Not real cheap Dan, but you asked. I have ordered from this company before and found their prices to be the best. MSC industrial supply. They were real fast with the shipping. http://www1.mscdirect.com

    This is the link to their page of HSS, M2 steel round stock:

    http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/GSDRVS...00000165943177
    Last edited by Paul Downes; 12-15-2010 at 12:44 AM.
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