My first hollow form

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Project by Mlke posted 06-21-2010 06:23 PM 1649 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My frirst hollow form! made of cherry with a beeswax finish. 2”x 1.25”
The piece broke about three times.. glued it back together with superglue, the third pic show the walls after it broke, but they were turned a little thinner later on.
i think it cracked because there was a knot (i think it was a knot..) in the wood. but it might of been because inexperienced at turning hollow forms..
This was my first turning since i didnt have to wear a gas mask lol
Thanks for looking! any tips/critiques would be very appreciated!

-- The hard work won't take too long, the impossible will take a little longer

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#1 posted 06-21-2010 06:25 PM

Interesting form well done

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#2 posted 06-21-2010 06:40 PM

Good try Mike, the minis are not as east to do as a full size hollow form, the one piece of advise that i can give is to make sure you stop a lot and blow out all the chips, if you build up to much it will blow up the walls. what tools are you using for these? check out some of my mini’s when you get a second, have fun and drop me a pm if you need any help.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#3 posted 06-21-2010 07:39 PM

Looks great Mike. Keep in touch with Roper . He is not only the “Master of Sawdust” but he is also the “Master of The Mini Hollow Form”. Keep it up.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#4 posted 06-22-2010 02:39 AM

Great job saving the piece Mike. It still looks very nice. Just keep at it.

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#5 posted 06-22-2010 03:30 AM

thanks for the feedback!
Roper, the tools im using were originally made for a metal lathe, its kind of a long story, but like when my dad was little his dad died so he became friends with a neighbor who was really good at making stuff. he was extremely skilled at what he did and he taught my dad a lot of what he knows now. unfortunately he died way before i was born so i never got to meet him… but he inspired my dad to be who he is today :) when he died my dad got to keep his lathe, a 1948(i think thats the year..) logan lathe, its made to turn screws. and he got a bunch of other cool old stuff, the guy made stuff out of everything, veryyy inventive.
lol sry for the story but i felt like sharing.. so basically i got the tools from him. ill post pics tomorrow along with another hollow form that turned out much better.
thanks everyone!

-- The hard work won't take too long, the impossible will take a little longer

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#6 posted 06-22-2010 06:35 AM

Great first mike. You did a good job of recovering from the explosion.

Keep it up.

Looking forward to many more to come.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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