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    lidded oak bowl

    I don't know if I should call this a bowl, hollow form or box. No matter, it is made of a hunk of oak I picked up off the free pile at my woodturning club. I hollowed out with my Don Pencil tool (have I told you about my Don Pencil hollowing set? ) . The top is concave and lacking a dognut chuck or other proper reverse chucking arrangement I used a makeshift jammer as my expanding chuck wouldn't reach the opening. The top is purpleheart with an osage orange knob. It has a couple misteaks so isn't much of a bragger but it helped me get the hang of the hollowing tools. There will be more to come in '07.
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    Looks good Frank. The color combination really makes it stand out, that's for sure! You are a trooper for tackling the hollowing on that Oak.........talk about a workout, and a few trips to the grinder! Regardless, it is good practice, and that's what it takes to get the hang of those Pencil tools.

    So, how do you like those Don Pencil Hollowing Tools?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Gerstenecker View Post
    Looks good Frank. The color combination really makes it stand out, that's for sure! You are a trooper for tackling the hollowing on that Oak.........talk about a workout, and a few trips to the grinder! Regardless, it is good practice, and that's what it takes to get the hang of those Pencil tools.

    So, how do you like those Don Pencil Hollowing Tools?
    Yeppers, oak is not my favorite turning material. I class hard woods as: hard but nice to turn; and hard and difficult to turn. I won't be doing much with oak on the lathe.
    Let me tell you about my Don Pencil hollowing tools........

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    Yep, nice color contrast

    The oak is soft compared to that awful Keyaki I had so much of!

    Nice work Frank!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Yep, nice color contrast

    The oak is soft compared to that awful Keyaki I had so much of!

    Nice work Frank!
    Thanks Stu. I wouldn't call oak all that 'hard'. Osage Orange, rosewoods, etc. are hard-hard. But oak is tough and a bit stringy. For flatwork it is wonderful but turning it isn't really fun.

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    Frank I like it. I love the color contrast and the form. Nice job.
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    That looks pretty nice. I'm looking forward to seeing more.

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    Looks good Frank. The contrasting wood is a nice combination.

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