Cherry Hollow Something or the other....

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Project by Corey posted 04-11-2007 02:28 AM 1557 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first turning in awhile. I didn’t know what this was going to be when I put this 5×7 chunk of cherry on the lathe. After roughing it round I went for a hollowed vessel. Not sure what you would really call it. Quite a chore hollowing it with nothing but scrapers. Decided to make a walnut lid with a finial on it. Not sure I like the lid but overall I am happy with it. One of my better pieces I think and my first real hollow form. About 4 1/4 inches at it’s widest and 9 inches tall with the finial.

Thanks for looking!



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#1 posted 04-11-2007 02:34 AM

Another great thing about the spontaneity of the lathe. Letting the wood decide what i’ll become.

looks a bit like an urn, or perhaps, maybe better served as a small cookie jar? (with the cookie crumbs left over it could be a cookie urn? :)

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

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#2 posted 04-11-2007 02:41 AM

Beautiful, lid and all.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#3 posted 04-11-2007 02:46 AM

A worthy use of the cherry. It turned out great.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 04-11-2007 04:38 AM

What have you finished it with. I love cherry after it has been aged… I bet at that point when the color darkens up it looks (even More) fantastic with the lid.


-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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#5 posted 04-11-2007 04:56 AM

Thanks all, I appreciate it! Drew, I use the same mixture for most of my turnings and flat work. I take equal parts of Minwax Gloss Poly, Mineral Spirits and Boiled Linseed Oil. Basically a home made wipe on oil poly.



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#6 posted 04-11-2007 07:00 AM

That is beautiful!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#7 posted 04-11-2007 12:33 PM

I agree—beautiful!

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#8 posted 04-11-2007 01:26 PM

Great turning! Does the linseed slow down the drying much?

-- Jeff, Santa Fe

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#9 posted 04-11-2007 02:22 PM

Thanks guys I appreciate it. Jeff, not that I have noticed. Very much like commercial poly. The more thinner you add the drying time shortens however it also makes a very very thin coat. With equal parts it is dry to touch and ready to recoate within 5-6 hours and ver dry over night.



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#10 posted 04-12-2007 03:08 AM

Nice form and top, good work on the finial, looks nice. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 08-19-2007 05:48 AM

beautiful work ! a real show piece

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#12 posted 08-19-2007 05:53 AM

A great Cherry vase. Nice job.

-- 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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#13 posted 08-19-2007 01:27 PM


-- Jesus is Lord!

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#14 posted 08-28-2007 03:57 AM

Really beautiful. I really like it’s form. Nice work!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#15 posted 02-24-2008 06:34 PM

A beautiful creation!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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