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Thread: Funky Ginko Hollow Form Started......

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    Funky Ginko Hollow Form Started......

    This one actually started out as a bowl, the blank was about 10" tall by 12" in diameter, but it had some LARGE cracks along the bark inclusions, so I had to turn it down.

    Sorry no before pics, I really was not expecting much but a big pile of curlies from this one...

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    Some cool bark inclusions in this one....

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    Some good grain pattern.

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    even a knot....

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    More bark inclusions

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    Yep, a nice BIG mess

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    I had to go and work at the L shop, so I bagged it for later tonight......

    I'll see how this one goes, I have to fire up the hollowing rig later tonight, and give it a go, or I might wait until I get me a laser.....

    Well wish me luck, never done a HF with a bark inclusion.........wait a minute......... this is only the second HF I've done, (exploding attempts don't count )

    I know the shape needs a little refining yet, I've still got some work to do on it.

    Cheers!
    Last edited by Stuart Ablett; 04-27-2007 at 07:14 AM.
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    Off to a good start, Stu. In my limited experience, inclusions and voids are nothing a sharp tool, a light cut, and high speed won't handle.

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    Sorry Stuart

    G'Day Stuart

    Well knew I'd do it sorry to hijack your thread, thought I was posting a new one, oh well

    Cheers
    Bernie

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    Bernie, I moved your post to it's own thread.........

    >HERE<

    No worries eh!!
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    G'Day Stuart

    Thanks for shifting it.

    Cheers
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    Stu can't wait to see it finished. Interesting piece.
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    Stu....that ought to be a beauty! Keep us posted on its progress!

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    Well, I got some more time in on it tonight, not enough to get near done but .......

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    While refining my form, I got some NASTY tear out Try as I might, I could NOT get rid of all of it, upped the speed, the tools were sharp, and I did the best I could but....

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    Then I picked up my Eli Avisera bowl finishing tool, boy did it work great!!

    Now I know my skills are still lacking with the bowl gouge, but man, did this tool save my bacon!

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    Next I wrapped it up good with that saran warp kind of stuff, flat twine, I think they call it, and kept at it.

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    I got about 80% of it hollowed out, and this cut so much cleaner than that other one I tried, I'm sure happy with it, but I could not really judge where the outside was from the inside, so I stopped before I had a blow out.

    I'll be buying a laser pointer and rigging it to my D-handle soon.

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    Another shot, different lighting to show the inside, well to TRY to show the inside.....

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    I'm not going to get it done today, or even tomorrow, hopefully on Sunday, so I stuffed it back up with wet shavings, and..........

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    Bagged it once more, hope it holds up

    Cheers!
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    Stu, looking good. What is the saran wrap for? Is that for stability while you hollow out the inside?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Reid View Post
    Stu, looking good. What is the saran wrap for? Is that for stability while you hollow out the inside?
    My guess is moisture retention, since he's not going to be done roughing it out for a while.
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