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    Baby Walnut HF

    This little guy is walnut, about 3 1/2" wide and 2 1/2" tall. The walls are about 1/16" thick. I used the Don Pencil Stinger bars and my Monster captive rig. Nothing special, just using up a small blank for a little bit of form practice. I think the foot should've been a bit narrower, but I ran out of wood.

    Finished with Formby's Low Gloss Tung Oil mix inside and out, and buffed with tripoli only, then Renaissance Wax.

    Attachment 8755 Attachment 8756

    Comments or critiques are welcome.

    Oh, and here's a size comparison...

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    Look at da shrimp!.....Look at da shrimp!

    Very nicely done Vaughn! I'd think that turning the smaller ones might be a bit more difficult! Again...Nicely done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Fitzgerald View Post
    Look at da shrimp!.....Look at da shrimp!

    Very nicely done Vaughn! I'd think that turning the smaller ones might be a bit more difficult! Again...Nicely done!
    Thanks Ken. In some ways the small ones seem easier, since they are a lot quicker to cut and sand. Fewer square inches to mess something up in, too. You can also feel the entire inside with a finger, to it takes less time getting the inside smoothed out just right.

    I picked up a box of nine little 4" x 3" walnut blanks for about $20 (shipped) on eBay about the time I got my hollowing rig. I've made a few little bowls, and a couple hollow forms. Now that I have the smapper Don Pencil stuff adapted to my Monster stuff (thanks, Randy ) it's better suited for doing the little HFs. I think I've still got about 4 of those blanks left, and they'll likely all end up being hollowed out.
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    Very nice Vaughan . Makeing them that small may be faster but I would think it is harder. The thin rim on the little one looks great . Nice Hf.
    Ken

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    Excellent Vaughn. I like it. Nicely done.
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