First Hollow Form

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Project by JADobson posted 12-02-2016 04:24 PM 744 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First attempt at a hollow form. Not completely satisfied with the shape but it still came out alright. Wood is poplar from a standing dead tree that I cut. It was rotten through the centre with good spalted wood around it. Hollowing this guy was really easy. Comments critiques welcome.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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#1 posted 12-02-2016 06:01 PM

That’s really neat, if you put a hole on top you can make a lamp or something.

Or, a plant vase and you can see the roots.

Great hollow form James!

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#2 posted 12-02-2016 08:03 PM

Sweet job. You did good. Very creative.

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

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#3 posted 12-02-2016 08:05 PM

That quite a neat piece of wood. Did a great job with it.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 12-03-2016 12:59 AM

It’s amazing what you can do with an “Ordinary” piece of wood.
Great job.


-- 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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#5 posted 12-03-2016 03:51 AM

Wow – you weren’t kidding ! Excellent ! :o)

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected ! RIP 09/08/2018

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#6 posted 12-03-2016 01:17 PM

A piece of art. Nice one

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

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#7 posted 12-03-2016 01:40 PM

Nice job !

That first picture reminded me of a giant wooden hex nut :)

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#8 posted 12-03-2016 02:03 PM

looks great! how id you get the outside shaped?

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#9 posted 12-05-2016 04:52 AM

Thanks for the kind words.

looks great! how id you get the outside shaped?

- Tooch

It was just turned on the lathe. Nothing special.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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