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    Elm HF-with a few firsts

    This is my first true hollow form! Elm 6" W X 4" H. Finish is Formby's tounge oil and paste wax buff, another first for me. I did it in one shot green and it did crack, but I "stitched" it with wire, another first for me. It also is now an oval, not a first. Critques encouraged.
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    Looks pretty good to me Jeff. I had one do that one time and used brass wire to stitch it. Looked pretty good. Nice save on the HF though.
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    Congratulations on your first HF. But beware, they can sure get addictive!

    I like that wire stitching. It looks like my chest did after my bypass surgery. In fact, my chest X-rays still look like that since they used wire to hold my sternum together after they sawed it in two.
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    Nice job for so many firsts, Jeff. Good save. Critique-wise, it looks like it could have used a little more sanding (I see a bit of tearout and tool marks), but the finish came out good. You should be proud of this one.
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    Jeff, that was a nice play on the lathe.
    Saw just like Vaughn some toolmarks, but it's always a learning process the first time.

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    Jeff, that is not a "Hollow Form" it is a "Franken-Form"

    I think it is special, so many firsts, ya dun good!
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    Jeff - I think you did pretty good for your first HF! Stick with it - they get easier with practice!
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    Nice job Jeff. Was that some Kansas elm? Hopefully, the weather will warm up this weekend and I can get in the shop.

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    Thanks to all of you. There is some tearout and tool marks, I should have sanded more, but once it started to crack I kinda put the sanding on the back burner.

    Dad that was some of the elm I had already. I have a NE bowl that is almost done on the lathe now that is some of the elm you brought up form KS.
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