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Project by Chris posted 2461 days ago 2341 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





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Blake

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#1 posted 2461 days ago

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

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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rjack

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#2 posted 2461 days ago

Very nice!!

-- Roger - Havertown, Pennsylvania

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#3 posted 2461 days ago

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 (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#4 posted 2461 days ago

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 -

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mike

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#5 posted 2461 days ago

Chris

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

Cheers

-- Mike, Maryland, www.thewoodenquill.com

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Max

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#6 posted 2461 days ago

Very nice with a beautiful finish….

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

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mot

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#7 posted 2461 days ago

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)

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Dadoo

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#8 posted 2461 days ago

Very nice…Love the finish too.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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miles125

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#9 posted 2461 days ago

Beautiful job there Chris.

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

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Karson

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#10 posted 2461 days ago

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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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dennis mitchell

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#11 posted 2461 days ago

Beautiful

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#12 posted 2461 days ago

This is just really stunning! Truly!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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cajunpen

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#13 posted 2461 days ago

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." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Chris

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#14 posted 2461 days ago

Tom(mot),

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

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rikkor

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#15 posted 2461 days ago

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

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