Walnut hollow form start to finish #3: Finish time

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Blog entry by jeffthewoodwacker posted 10-06-2009 04:54 PM 1358 reads 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Shaping the vessel Part 3 of Walnut hollow form start to finish series Part 4: Monster Hollowing Rig »

I was able to get two coats of clear gloss wipe on poly applied to the walnut hollow form yesterday. This morning I got an early start and applied the third and final coat. I will let this dry for a couple of days and then buff it out with the Beall system. I do track the time and expense that I put into each piece. For this project the wood was free and the only expense I had was in shop supplies and electricity. A total of 4 hours was spent on the entire project which included wood preparation, turning and finishing. This piece will end up in a gallery that I work with and be sold.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#1 posted 10-06-2009 05:43 PM

Fantastic grain! Beautiful turning!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 10-06-2009 05:47 PM

Great going and finnish well done

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#3 posted 10-06-2009 07:29 PM

It’s beautiful with the sap wood curves at the top and then darker walnut asnd finally some different color at the inner area.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 10-06-2009 08:21 PM

I’ve enjoyed watching the evolution of this piece….very nice work…the grain pattern is stunning….Interesting hollower you use (I use the jordan one…and one that I made from his instructions…very nice easy tool) I do like the idea of a laser guide… you find it accurate? I am still using a big calliper I made from a sheet of plate alluminum…with a tape on scale….it works…but you must continually stop and measure as you get close to the wall thickness you want.

I am working a few hollows now that I will be carving the tops on…and putting patterns with my new OT jig….the hardest thing I find is getting decent blanks to size….very nice to get a freebie now and then…most “commercial” blanks are more inclined to bowls, goblets…or pens…then vessels….its a great score to find a good sized blank that is in good shape (No bad checks or cracks) without paying an arm and a leg…

Beautiful work….

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#5 posted 10-06-2009 11:07 PM

very nice jeff, how much do you usually get for a form of that size? i am starting to sell my stuff and am trying to price accordingly. thanks for the blog. be safe and have fun.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#6 posted 10-07-2009 12:28 AM

i really like this piece jeff…very good work and a lovely piece of walnut…i like the upcuved opening on this one…look forward to more..good luck on your sales…....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 10-07-2009 03:55 AM

It came out fantastic, nice blog series.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#8 posted 10-07-2009 04:21 AM

That is sooome grain pattern.

Very nice job turning it!

-- Eric, central Florida

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#9 posted 10-09-2009 12:44 PM

beautiful work, you should be proud!

-- "The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives should be a Store, Not a Govt. Agency"

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#10 posted 10-29-2009 02:55 AM

It’s a real beauty

-- Custom furniture

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