Maple & Ash Hollow Forms

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Project by Loucarb posted 12-05-2010 09:49 PM 1633 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been practicing with this shape that I seem to have a lot of problems with and these are the only ones that have made it through in one piece the first one is spalted maple 7” dia. x4” tall the second is turned from some ash that I got from a neighbor it’s 6 1/2 dia. x 3 1/2” tall. Both are finished with boiled linseed oil. Thanks for looking. Lou

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#1 posted 12-05-2010 10:06 PM

I like the primitive shape of the first three Lou. And I mean primitive in a nice way, almost like an ancient gourd or drinking vessel. Very beautiful. Great job!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#2 posted 12-05-2010 10:09 PM

Lou, you are the man! Great looking stuff. What does it take tool and lathe wise to do something like this? How do you monitor your interior size? I have a Jet 1220vs lathe now. It that enough lathe for this?

-- 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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#3 posted 12-05-2010 10:57 PM

Very Nice, Stunning and Beautifully Photographed!

-- Charles Brock

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#4 posted 12-05-2010 11:11 PM

Lou, I agree with Charles Brock your pieces are very nice and your photography is beautiful as well.

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 12-06-2010 12:19 AM

Your work has come a long way Lou, I love this shape and just finished a piece of silver maple just like it. Have you read David Ellsworths book yet, it gives a lot of tips and advise on working with this shape.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#6 posted 12-06-2010 12:21 AM

well if that’s practice Lou, can’t wait to see the real thing :)
lovely classic almost prehistoric shape, love the neck treatment.

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 12-06-2010 12:24 AM

You turn some beautiful stuff Lou. Two more beauties. Way to go.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#8 posted 12-06-2010 12:47 AM


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

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#9 posted 12-06-2010 01:40 AM

What wall thickness did you turn this to? Nice looking shapes. What kind of problems are you having? You didn’t say!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#10 posted 12-06-2010 04:27 AM

Thanks everyone for the kind words. They are well appreciated. Roper that was the first book I bought and you are right he does give great tips on these shapes but putting it to practice is another thing. Erwin I try to turn them to a 1/8” thickness. My problem has been the transition from the should area to the curve to the bottom. I have trouble making the transition smooth and them I go thru the side. I think I’m getting past it though and these two were a step in the right direction. Thanks again everyone.

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#11 posted 12-06-2010 03:59 PM

Beautiful work Lou. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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