Hollow turning

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Project by Mark posted 01-28-2016 10:49 PM 729 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few days ago I asked for some assistance with a buffing issue on a hollow turned piece I did. This is the finished product. My thanks to all who responded. I had wiped on 2 liberal coats of DIY wipe on poly and let it set for several days. I lightly hand sanded (off the lathe) with 600G. re chucked and gave it a slow speed buff with the 0000 steel wool. I gave it a medium speed buff with the brown paper (grocery bag). Not sure if that did any thing. I applied a light coat of Min Wax by hand and let it set for 5 min then a high speed polish. there she be. Thanks again gents.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 01-28-2016 11:05 PM

That is real nice Mark, you should be pleased with the shine you achieved. Like you I could never see much from using brown paper bags but thought I would pass it on. Very delicate stand. You are getting good at these hollow forms.

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

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#2 posted 01-28-2016 11:09 PM

WOW!! That is stunning Mark.
Thank you for sharing this with us.


-- 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 01-29-2016 12:11 AM

Fine work Mark, the finish looks great.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#4 posted 01-29-2016 12:49 AM

Superb results Mark. Not only with the finish, but also the overall design. Quite unique.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#5 posted 01-29-2016 02:07 AM

Beautiful piece Mark! I got to find me some patience to try that ! ;o)

-- BOVILEXIA: The urge to moo at cows from a moving vehicle.

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#6 posted 01-29-2016 05:01 AM


That is really exquisite . . . so delicate and lovely! Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#7 posted 01-29-2016 02:52 PM

That is fine work in all aspects of the word fine, never heard of the brown paper bag treatment, you learn something everyday but I guess not everything is what it is cracked up to be but always worth a try.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 01-29-2016 03:21 PM

Now that’s a finial. Great work.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#9 posted 01-29-2016 07:22 PM

and it looks great

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#10 posted 01-29-2016 08:50 PM

Real nice job mark, well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#11 posted 01-29-2016 09:13 PM

Beautiful work. You are realy skilled turner when you avoided cracks on this tiny parts.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 01-29-2016 09:36 PM

Fantastic Mark! Wow! Colorful bling

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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