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Project by Jimnl posted 06-06-2015 06:15 AM 874 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A 9” x 2 1/2” walnut hollow vessel. Only one coat of shellac so far, planning on a few more.
was a fun little project with a beautiful piece of wood.
The wood is from Goby Walnut in Portland out of their “moderate” figure box

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#1 posted 06-06-2015 12:17 PM

Great looking piece of timber Well done

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#2 posted 06-06-2015 12:20 PM

It looks very nice and the wood is beautiful. People will love to se it and handle it. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#3 posted 06-06-2015 01:22 PM

That is some really nice looking wood!

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#4 posted 06-06-2015 02:01 PM

Pretty neat bowl. I’m wondering how much of it is “hollow” ?

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#5 posted 06-06-2015 02:44 PM

Joe, the entire piece is hollow, about 3/16” thick.

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#6 posted 06-06-2015 03:39 PM

Hi Jimnl, was the wood dry when you started? It looks like a difficult project, what tools did you use to cut inside? Very nice result.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#7 posted 06-06-2015 03:51 PM

I wish I could say I hollowed this from the hole but I did it the simple way.
I just cut the wood in half, hollowed out each part of the “clam shell” and glued the pieces together again. To hide the glue line I used a guitar string to make burn lines.
the last time I tried hollowing a design like this via the small hole, I ended up with a nice bowl as opposed to a hollow vessel.

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#8 posted 06-06-2015 05:44 PM

How about the maple burl urn? Which tools do you have for that hollowing? Another really nice work of art.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#9 posted 06-06-2015 06:35 PM

The maple I used a bowl gouge for a lot of it then I have a 2 1/2 foot long piece of of 5/8” square steel bar that I have made into a scraper/hollower. To get the shoulder I have a sorby goose neck

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#10 posted 06-06-2015 08:18 PM

Thanks for the information Jimnl. I’ll be keeping an eye out for a chunk of steel like that. Looking forward to your next post. John

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#11 posted 10-26-2015 04:42 AM

“Moderate figure box”? I’d like to see what they consider AAA exhibition grade walnut; I don’t think I could stand it. Very nice bowl. I’m going to have to try a bowl like this.

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