Maple Hollow Form

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Project by Loucarb posted 06-06-2010 09:32 PM 1526 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Maple Hollow form aniline dyed 5 3/4 tall x 5 3/4 wide. This was from a tree the power company cut down and I was lucky enough to get my hands on some thanks to a friend who called to let me know where it was. Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 06-06-2010 09:35 PM

Wow Lou this is great, at first I though it was glass.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 06-06-2010 09:59 PM

I thought it was a bowling shiney, and so perfectly round. What a great dye job, and finish work

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#3 posted 06-06-2010 10:06 PM

That’s really beautiful!

If it had a stem on top, I’d pick it up and try to take a bite out of it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 06-06-2010 10:30 PM

Very nice Lou, all of these wonderful hollow forms. I will have to look for some LJ’s blogs on how to do these, and what you need. Wonderful project!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#5 posted 06-06-2010 10:32 PM

Beautiful Lou. Is that spray lacquer?

-- Pete - "To every thing there is a season Turn! Turn! turn!" [Ecclesiastes and Pete Seeger]

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#6 posted 06-07-2010 12:03 AM

What a fantastic shiny finish! How many people have commented on this being a bowling ball so far other than on LJ? When I made mine, almost all the ladies said bowling ball and half the guys did. What did you sand it to? If I had to guess I’d say it would be close to 800 or better. Thanks for posting and make more of ‘em.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#7 posted 06-07-2010 01:46 AM

Thanks everyone for the kind words. The piece is finished with wipe on poly and buffed. Thanks again

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#8 posted 06-07-2010 02:45 AM

that looks fantastic lou!

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#9 posted 06-07-2010 02:57 AM

WOW what an amazing finish, thats some nice work lou. spherical forms are hard to do but you nailed it. keep them comin.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#10 posted 06-07-2010 03:19 AM

Great finish & nice photos to boot. Found wood is always a lot of fun eh? Feels like nothing to loose!

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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#11 posted 06-07-2010 03:47 AM

Wow! Lou, you have definitely mastered the art of turning hollow forms! The finish is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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#12 posted 06-07-2010 04:25 AM

Really nice Lou.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#13 posted 06-07-2010 04:35 AM

Wow… What a finish! Great Job!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#14 posted 06-07-2010 04:42 AM

that’s great, well done. Looks like an apple.

-- RStadler

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