This is the first time that I have tried to turn something this big. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. The vase is 12" tall and 9" across the top. I was only able to hollow out 9" of the inside. I do not have a captive rig so I was doing this freehand with a Monster tool. I thought that it was going to rip my arm off a couple of times when it would catch. The wood was very dry so that didn't help any either.