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    A hollow form that's not a hollow form!

    G'Day All

    Well its with much trepidation that I make my first post on the forum...
    I have no hollowing tools so thought I would cheat a bit.
    Turned cylinder out of a piece of Camphor Laurel (a local weed) and turned spigot on top.

    Cut into top and bottom sections

    Hollowed out bottom and shaped and turned a step at what will be join

    mounted top using spigot and hollowed lid out, and made opposite recess for joining.

    Remounted bottom with face ring that was left on and fitted lid and glued using tailstock without centre pin out.

    Used lathe as clamp while glue set.

    Then turned groove at join and filled with sawdust and CA.

    Cleaned up and finished.

    Sorry to be so long winded and hope I didn't leave anything out.

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    Don't matter how you did it Bernie, looks good!!!

    BTW, I moved your post to it's own thread, nice work like this deserves it's own place!
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    Bernie, for a local weed that's sure some pretty wood. As you've proven, there's more than one way to hollow out a piece of wood. Sounds like you had fun figuring out the process, too. Good job.
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    Bernie,

    Nice work! To us, that's an exotic wood! It sure came out beautiful.

    And don't worry, you're not being long-winded. To me, as a beginning turner, your description sounds like shorthand. Did you take pictures of each step???

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Well done and a great technique.
    "Folks is funny critters."

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    Bernie that is a beauty. Weed or not to us that is exotic wood. Nice job.
    Bernie W.

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    Bernie...Nice two piece hollowform. Actually there are a couple of people I've seen post pieces made that way.

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    Bernie nice job .Thanks for the explantion.
    Ken

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    Nice Bernie, I did similar but using a contrasting piece of wood as a ring to hide the joint. I like the idea of the filler, This woold also be a good place to use some colored stone & epoxy inlay material. Nice Lidded Box with the top sealed...

    Takes the excellant grain structures of your Camphor Laurel to bring this off well.

    Thanks for the post.
    Last edited by Bill Simpson; 04-27-2007 at 02:59 PM.

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    Beautiful work, I like the way the wood grain came out.

    Yann
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