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    The Next Hollow Form!!

    Yep, started another one!

    These things are like potato chips, can't just have one!!

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    These two pics are the HF on the lathe, with the outside done, no hollowing.

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    This wood has some nice grain in it, but is is was much easier to hollow out than that last one.

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    Should make a nice simple HF, good practice. It is hollowed to about 3/16", or less. Into the DNA tub it went!

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    While I was doing this one, I was having a bit of a problem with the D-handle hitting the wall, so I moved the headstock out a bit, and adjusted the captive part, and BOY this worked better!

    Cheers!
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    Should be nice when done. I see yours swivels.
    Wats that crane-like thing on top?
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    That is my laser rig, makes hollowing way too much fun
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    Although I typically don't rotate my headstock, I may have to try that trick with mine. (The outboard tool rest on mine is junk, so it's worse than useless...it's dangerous. But in this application, since the outboard toolrest is not involved, a slight rotation should be fine.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    That is my laser rig, makes hollowing way too much fun
    Saw it on your other thread. Neat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Although I typically don't rotate my headstock, I may have to try that trick with mine. (The outboard tool rest on mine is junk, so it's worse than useless...it's dangerous. But in this application, since the outboard toolrest is not involved, a slight rotation should be fine.)
    We have kidded a lot about this. But, fact is, I rotate mine out some because it removes the necessity of having to reach and lean when hollowing. Maybe younger, taller guys don't have a problem with that but for some of us it is far less tiring and makes the job more enjoyable. And, Vaughn, I suggest you look for a local welding shop to make you any kind of rest or extension you want. I get mine made for $10.00 each, their shop minimum.
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    I never thought of rotating the headstock either. Great idea.
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