As I was showing doing the bottom of this hollow form in this thread, here is the actual piece almost done..........
I put the top cap on using a centering jig I just made up.
I turned a MT#2 on the piece of wood, then cut a recess in it the same basic shape as the cap for the hollow form, using this, with the tail stock, to line everything up while gluing.......
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worked rather well, it was only off just a smidgen, but won't matter once the piece is all finished, all I have to do on the cap is a little sanding.
here is the finished piece.........
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The wood is Tochi-no-ki, and has a really nice wave or strip to it, as well as some spalting just to make it even more interesting
This wood is softer than the Hard Maple I've been turning, and I had to really work hard at it to get a nice tear-out free cut.
A close up of the wood.
now it will get a few coats of rattle can lacquer, then a buff and wax.
I have a bunch more of this stuff
The form is about 4" wide by maybe 3" tall, the bottom is maybe 1/4" thick, the rest of it is real thin, maybe 1/16", yeah, could see light shining through it
This one will be a Christmas present for my Mom.