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Project by Cliff posted 07-23-2015 06:51 AM 647 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was amazed that a chunk of Wood could end up such a small project. The Chunk of Jacaranda became progressively smaller. By the time I had roughed it down and got rid of the bark and splits and splinters it shrunk into…...A very Small Vase…..4inches tall. 2 1/8 inches around the belly and 1 1/2 inches across the top.

I have never attempted hollowing before and if it was not for the Forstner Bit I would have had a real struggle.

I tried the Bowl Gouge and just couldn’t get the right feel of gently shaving away, instead it shuddered and shook so I quit while the project was still in one piece. I need a lot more practice…...Any suggestions and advice would be most welcome and appreciated….Anyway, it was fun to “have a go”. I didn’t show a picture of under the base. Lets just say “not real pretty” I had visions of a nicely scooped out base but, weeeeeeellll., better luck next time./ Ha, ha,ha.
Thank you very much for looking.

Kind regards to all LumberJocks.

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.





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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 07-23-2015 09:31 AM

Nice effort Cliff, now to get on with bigger ones. Lots of videos on ytube showing which gouges to use and how to use them. Worth a look mate. Was the bottom that bad?

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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WoodNSawdust

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#2 posted 07-23-2015 09:39 AM

Nice looking Vase.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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Cliff

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#3 posted 07-23-2015 11:28 AM

G’day Bob. Well the bottom was very basic, I would have liked to have had a gentle inward scoop, but was not sure how to turn the job around to achieve that as I had already hollowed out the centre.
Yes the youtube is the way to go.

Thanks for your advice Bob and thank you for your nice comment.

Regards,

Cliff.

WoodNSawdust. Thank you for your compliment.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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ZAGREB

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#4 posted 07-23-2015 12:49 PM

very nice vase,watch out you can be addicted like me
greetings from Croatia

-- bambi

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 07-23-2015 02:26 PM

Good work Cliff. I remember I used a Forstner bit on my first hollow project too cause I couldn’t seem to find the right way or tool. It’s all about practice and having the right angle and right tool for me. Keep at it and soon you will get the hang of it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Cliff

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#6 posted 07-24-2015 09:06 AM

ZAGREB. Thank you. Yes I think I am already becoming addicted.
Regards,

Cliff.

Hi Dave. Thank you for comments and encouragement. Much appreciated. I will have to watch lots of youtube and practice on bits of spare wood to get the technique right.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 07-26-2015 01:48 AM

Hi Cliff, Nice vase. You have the bug and are on you way.
I usually drill a hole down the center to the depth I want the center to be. That is my stopping point. Then I hollow the center with a bowl gouge or a 3/8” bedan. I use that tool a lot to get flat bottom interiors and straight walls, the bowl gouge will work well on this kind of project to have the interior follow the exterior much like making a bowl. Go in about 1”-1 1/2’ and finish it and then go deeper until you hit the bottom of the drilled hole. If you can’t make the angle with the gouge, a scraping cut will do it too.
Just takes a lot of practice and trying techniques until you get one you are comfortable with.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Cliff

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#8 posted 07-26-2015 02:09 AM

Hi Jim. Great advice. I will take note of what you said and Practice regularly until I get the hang of it. I intend making some alterations to the vase…..I had a look and I believe that if I insert a large dowel with a cloth over it I could then use my NOVA Long Nose Jaws to Chuck the Vase and tidy up the foot.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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