hickory hollow form

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Project by John Williams posted 08-15-2015 04:22 AM 900 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hickory piece came from a 150 year old hickory that was blown down in a storm here in Tampa. The base of the tree was a 5’ diameter. This hollow form is 14” high and 11” diameter. The decay in the middle of this piece created a very neat natural edge.

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#1 posted 08-15-2015 06:00 AM


Your work is superb! It must have been a real challenge to keep that together with such a big area missing.


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#2 posted 08-15-2015 06:53 AM

Thanks for sharing this,


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 08-15-2015 03:19 PM

Beautiful !

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#4 posted 08-15-2015 07:58 PM

A lovely piece of turning & finishing John aided by a drop dead piece of timber

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#5 posted 08-16-2015 05:10 AM

The void did present a challenge. I did have it wrapped with duct tape while doing the inside and I am still amazed that the small piece at the top right remained on. I really wanted that to make it through the turning and some how it stayed on.

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#6 posted 04-16-2017 05:36 PM

John, this piece is a real beauty and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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