Hollow Form

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Project by TheDane posted 10-28-2015 12:21 AM 524 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A little hollow form … 5”in diameter and 6” tall. Wall thickness is about 5/32”

Not sure of the species … the log was dry as a bone (7% moisture), and I got powder instead of shavings. It smelled like a conifer, but the grain looks more like a hardwood.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#1 posted 10-28-2015 12:24 AM

What ever it is, it is perfect.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#2 posted 10-28-2015 07:09 AM

Beautiful Gerry.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#3 posted 10-28-2015 02:27 PM

Nice turn. I like your work. You have a good eye for form.
Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful Gerry.

- Dutchy

Mijn nederlands is schlect aber meine Deutsch ist besser.

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#4 posted 10-28-2015 07:45 PM

Good job Gerry, how did you get it so round?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#5 posted 10-28-2015 09:24 PM

... how did you get it so round?

I used the same method I use to turn spheres on the top portion (from the largest diameter to the top). I get it close with a spindle gouge, then sheer scrape to smooth it out. Here is an article by Tim Kennedy that details the method I use to turn spheres

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Mark Wilson

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#6 posted 10-28-2015 09:34 PM

It’s lovely. Looks like, mebees, Pecan. I have that article open. What a wonderful idea Tim had there. Especially, sitting the sphere on natural bases. Wrinkled my brain. You did that. Wrinkled my brain. Thanks.

-- Mark

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