Hollow Vessel Turning

  • Advertise with us
Project by Chris posted 11-26-2007 11:50 PM 2756 views 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at hollow vessel turning. It started as a 10” long 7” diameter Redwood Burl veneer core log piece and this is how it ended up. I guess I could have made the neck opening a little smaller; however, I was more interested in learning technique at the time.

I sanded up to 600 grit then finished it with two coats of Waterlox high gloss which I wiped on 24 hours apart.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

23 comments so far

View Blake's profile


3442 posts in 3148 days

#1 posted 11-26-2007 11:55 PM

Whoa… that is amazing. Don’t know what else to say.

-- Happy woodworking!

View rjack's profile


110 posts in 3129 days

#2 posted 11-27-2007 12:05 AM

Very nice!!

-- Roger - Havertown, Pennsylvania

View MsDebbieP's profile


18615 posts in 3434 days

#3 posted 11-27-2007 12:05 AM

I’m going to start a list of LJ’s that I hate because of their amazing “FIRST ATTEMPTS”... gosh … this is amazing. absolutely gorgeous

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

View jockmike2's profile


10635 posts in 3520 days

#4 posted 11-27-2007 12:55 AM

Beautiful bowl, just gorgeous. And your first bowl, wow. That is something, I’ve been turning for years and can’t do something that good. You truely are the master. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

View mike's profile


46 posts in 3583 days

#5 posted 11-27-2007 01:09 AM


Well done – if you’d like to shrink that opening – put a lid on it – just kidding

Great job – proportions look good as does the finish

I love the smell of Tung Oil in the morning


-- Mike, Maryland,

View Max's profile


55993 posts in 3547 days

#6 posted 11-27-2007 01:33 AM

Very nice with a beautiful finish….

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

View mot's profile


4911 posts in 3310 days

#7 posted 11-27-2007 02:14 AM

Yeah, that came out nice. What did you use to hollow it?

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

View Dadoo's profile


1788 posts in 3264 days

#8 posted 11-27-2007 02:22 AM

Very nice…Love the finish too.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

View miles125's profile


2180 posts in 3279 days

#9 posted 11-27-2007 04:19 AM

Beautiful job there Chris.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

View Karson's profile


35023 posts in 3674 days

#10 posted 11-27-2007 04:27 AM

Great bowl Chris. A very nice first attempt. Now what are you going to do to improve on that one?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

View dennis mitchell's profile

dennis mitchell

3994 posts in 3588 days

#11 posted 11-27-2007 06:06 AM


View Todd A. Clippinger's profile

Todd A. Clippinger

8900 posts in 3373 days

#12 posted 11-27-2007 06:15 AM

This is just really stunning! Truly!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

View cajunpen's profile


14562 posts in 3339 days

#13 posted 11-27-2007 07:59 AM

First attempt? You are off to a great start. I really like the wood and the finish is outstanding.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

View Chris 's profile


1872 posts in 3265 days

#14 posted 11-27-2007 02:25 PM


I used the Kelton hollowing tools on this project. They were loaned to me.. However, after using them I just may purchase a set.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

View rikkor's profile


11295 posts in 3148 days

#15 posted 11-27-2007 02:43 PM

Chris, all I can say is WOW! Very nicely done.

showing 1 through 15 of 23 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics