I know. I know. I said the next time I posted anything about this Thing would be as a finished project. This is, indeed, the last you’ll hear of it. For I am done with it.
I made myself a hollowing tool some time ago. It’s been working pretty well. It’s a little touchy about how it’s presented to the wood. But I’ve done okay with it. It didn’t like my little Celtic Knot Lidded Jar.
It just went BANG. And pieces, too many to fix, fell to the floor.
It was fun, while it lasted. But, it was just one of those things. A rare thing that I have nothing funny to say about.
I will say that I don’t blame the tool, entirely. Nor will I cop to it being anything I did wrong (you can clearly see how far along the hollowing had progressed without a problem – I was just lightly cleaning up the inside). Remember that this piece of Pine was soft on one side. It was as soft on one side on the inside as it was on the outside. The nice, hardwood that made up the Knot, in collaboration with the punkish Pine, did this Thing in.
Mark this one a failure.