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Thread: Hollow Form........ WIP

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    Hollow Form........ WIP

    Dunno if this one will survive the ride or not, but it has so far........ with some help from Mr. CA Glue that is

    In >> this thread <<, I show how I processed some large chunks of wood I have, on the largest piece, there was this "Bump" that I cut off, and it looked to have some interesting figure in it, but it also had a bad inclusion/void in it......

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    You can see it here

    Well, it DOES have some nice figure and burl in it, but man did it want to fly apart at times.

    I took it down to nearly an 1/8" except the bottom, which I left a full 1/4", and it is still a bit green, too green to sand, I tried, so I'll DNA soak it, and then, once dry, I'll sand it.

    This is how it looks now....

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    The big hole in the side sure made emptying the shavings out of this hollow form easy

    Cheers!
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    William Arthur Ward

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    Hopefully it won't crack up as you've done well to get it this far by the look of it. Be interested to see what shape it is when it is fully dry. Not much room to play with though at that thickness.

    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    The big hole in the side sure made emptying the shavings out of this hollow form easy
    Did it help for monitoring the wall thickness as you were turning?
    (Nice job!)

    Thanks,
    Kurt

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    Now that's impressive! Love the form! Should make for one very interesting hollow form once it dries and is finished! Nice work Stu!
    Steve

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    Nice, Stu.

    I think that huge void would have scared me off. I hope it survives. I can't wait to see her finished.
    George

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    Thanks gents!


    I really did not think it would survive, so I went at it with a "This Will Be Good Practice" mentality, and guess what, it has survived so far....

    I know it will not have any room for re-turning, so all I hope to do is some sanding, when it is dry.

    Cheers!
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    Very nice, Stu. Like the form a lot!

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    Great job Stu. How was the pucker factor? It would have been high for me.
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    Looks very cool Stu. Reminds me of a Grecian antiquity. Don't know if you'd want to but maybe you could enhance that look with the finish.

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    Looks nice so far, Stu. Congrats on getting it to stay together. One problem I've seen with big voids on the side like that is that it makes it hard to sand with the piece spinning (which equals hand sanding), yet it makes it easy to see how well or poorly the inside is sanded.
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