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    Honduran rosewood burl

    I was lucky enough to get a some of this wood, and here's what I managed from a piece of it. I didn't really have a plan going into this piece, but I like the way it turned out. It's about 5 inches tall and finished with shellac sealer, BLO, and wipe on poly. The last photo was taken 'after the fact', and I think the color is actually better than when I used the photo tent... Go figure.

    Comment and criticism welcome.
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    WOW that is purty
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    Man, David, that's sweet. Pretty wood, and I really like the teardrop form. I don't remember...what's hollowing tool do you use?
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    Boy o boy! now that's one sweet piece.

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    Very nice. I just don't understand how you can turn things with voids like that and not destroy them. Definitely an art and some skill required to do that!

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    Told ya before and I'll say it again...over the top David. Just amazing.
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    That is just plain AWESOME! Beautiful!
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    WOW!! I did some pens with it and was thrilled, that thing is spectacular.Very impressive.

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    Thanks to all for the kind words.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    ...what's hollowing tool do you use?
    I've got a monster system, but the bar is too bulky for this one... I think the effective opening on this is about 3/4-1 inch. I did this with drill bit hollowing tools(ala Jeff Nicol), allen wrench tools, various scrapers, and a Sorby swan neck midi hollower. I'd guess you might say that I don't really have a system figured out... I kind of just try something, and if it doesn't work, I try something else.

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