Artistic Woodturnings #2: "Jorell" Spalted Water Oak Hollow Form

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Here is another piece I did in Spalted Water Oak titled “Jorell.” I rarely turn Oak of any kind, but this log was too nice to pass up. Termites did a number on this log before I got to it, evidenced by the holes in the front of the form. This piece measures approximately 10” tall and 8” wide at the widest point. It was hollowed with a Stewart System Armbrace using traditional “Blind Hollowing” techniques (no laser guided, or torque arrested systems). The walls on this piece are 1/8” thick and are uniform throughout the piece. The foot has a delicate undercut, with a free-floating cove to visually elevate the piece when viewed on a table or shelf.

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#1 posted 2584 days ago


Beautiful wood. You did it justice!

Excellent turning.


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#2 posted 2584 days ago

beautiful indeed.

Some day.. I’m going to have to try turning…

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#3 posted 2584 days ago

Awesome piece!

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#4 posted 2583 days ago


Thanks for the very kind words…

Lee – You have a great website, I’ll look forward to looking at your site in greater detail. :-)

MsDebbieP – Woodturning is tons of fun! Give it a try and you’ll be hooked. If I can ever help you, please do not hesitate to contact me.

oscorner – Thanks, the termites and the fungus did all of the work, I just revealed what was already in the wood.

Thanks again and best wishes to all of you!

-- Better Woodturning and Finishing Through Chemistry...

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#5 posted 2583 days ago

very nice indeed. I’m with you, Oak is normally not fun to turn.. sometimes when nature’s ravaged it a bit, or it’s spent time in water (or is really old) It isn’t so bad, sometimes even pleasurable to turn.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#6 posted 2493 days ago

Sweet. I am humbled. A very fine piece.

I need to fire up my lathe again.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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