Cylinder vase (or tall bowl) from mineral stained poplar

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Project by JoeinDE posted 03-04-2015 05:34 PM 701 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

A friend had a fairly large poplar tree removed from his yard and let me have all of the wood that I wanted from the tree. A few of the branches had some very dark purple mineral staining. This vase or bowl is from that wood. I used my new Sorby hollowing tool and it made quick work of the coring, maybe not as quick as a Forstner bit, but fast nonetheless. The finish is dewaxed shellac.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 04-01-2015 02:27 AM

Nice job on the cup, Joe.I like to use a 3/8 bedan for hollowing like this. I use it to start all my bowl hollowing, too. It seems pretty safe and you can really hog out the wood with it. Some times I use it exclusively for doing the inside of barrels and cups!
Cheers, Jim

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