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    First Hollowing on New Lathe

    In conjunction with my new lathe report, recently finished up in the new tools section, I thought it might be appropriate to post a few pictures of a project. If you have followed that thread, I believe one of the pictures at the end shows me starting a small vessel and I'm pretty sure this is what it turned into. If not, they were both out of the same tree...





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    That's a beauty Sam! I like the form finish and wood. What kind of wood is it and what finish did you use?

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    That is a great looking piece Sam. I do like the form and finish. Beautiful job.
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    Looks nice. I'm guessing box elder.
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    Beautiful piece! Pics are good, but too big to be able to appreciate the entire piece. Need to be downsized a little, IMHO.

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    Very nice same, good looking form, and the finish is DEEP!!
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    Sam great looking bowl.Which hollowing system did you use?
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    great looking work sam one of these days i am gonna have to try that ....and bowls and pens and spindles and...............
    what are you building today ??

    GRIZZLY

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    I thought about polishing up my skills on the lathe. But after seeing this, I'm just going to throw in the towel. Is that ever nice!

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    Thanks, guys. Box elder is right and the finish is a couple of coats of wipe on poly, followed by a simple wet sand (600 grit with paraffin oil), then a few coats of paste wax and some buffing. Hollowing tools used were the Woodcut hook tools with limiters and the basic Keltons to clean it up. This was the third attempt with the Woodcut system, it can be very aggressive, and I should have taken the manufacturers advice and practiced on open bowls first. But once I got the knack for working with them down it is an awesome system of cutters.
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