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Project by TheDane posted 05-12-2018 12:38 AM 439 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Maple vase, 9” tall and 4” in diameter.

Based on an article titled “The Lost Wood Process” by Lowell Converse that appeared in the Spring, 2000 edition of American Woodturner, the journal of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW).

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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Rick

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#1 posted 05-12-2018 12:51 AM

Very Nice & Well Done Gerry!

Regards: Rick

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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#2 posted 05-12-2018 01:51 AM

Very different and very pretty.
Great job.
Needs roses to be complete though!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 05-12-2018 03:27 AM

OK, now you’ve gone over the edge…

You ‘turned’ that too? What did you do, turn the whole thing as the normal Circle then, cut out the sides to get the six sides?

You had 6 center points and turned 1/6 of it at a time… Spinning at a very high speed too… YES?! LOL
... another SCARY way to go…

How did you do it?

Awesome work!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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TheDane

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#4 posted 05-12-2018 01:13 PM

OK, now you ve gone over the edge…

You turned that too? What did you do, turn the whole thing as the normal Circle then, cut out the sides to get the six sides?

You had 6 center points and turned 1/6 of it at a time… Spinning at a very high speed too… YES?! LOL
... another SCARY way to go…

How did you do it?

Awesome work!

- Joe Lyddon

I started this thing a year ago … got frustrated with it and let it sit on the bench until two months ago. Decided it was going somewhere … either onto the lathe or into the fire pit!

The key is hidden in the title of Lowell Converse’s 2000 article … ‘Lost Wood’ refers to filler pieces that are temporarily placed between wedges for turning the profile, then removed and discarded.

The wedges in this piece are maple … the fillers are SPF construction lumber. Here’s what the assembly looks like with the fillers in place:

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Diggerjacks

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#5 posted 05-12-2018 04:40 PM

Hello TheDane

A beautiful piece of turning

I love it

A new ambition for me to try to make one like this

Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#6 posted 05-12-2018 04:41 PM

Interesting approach…

Thank you…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#7 posted 05-12-2018 05:11 PM

Pretty cool shape!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 05-12-2018 06:33 PM

Very cool, nice job and thanks for telling us how it was done.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#9 posted 05-12-2018 08:15 PM

Gerry, I love this beautiful vase; it’s an outstanding piece.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#10 posted 05-13-2018 03:31 PM

Great looking vase. Did you turn the inside too?

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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TheDane

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#11 posted 05-13-2018 05:03 PM

Did you turn the inside too?

Yes sir!

I have a Harrison Simple Hollowing system … https://www.harrisonspecialties.com/simple-hollowing-system/

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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