|Project by JamesVavra||posted 789 days ago||912 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
In preparation for Joe's hollowform course, I purchased a set of John Jordan hollowing tools. It seems that I was unable to wait for the course to start, so I had a couple of goes at turning hollow forms on my own.
The Black Cherry HF was my first attempt. It is about 4.5” tall. The inside is not as smooth as I wanted, and the hole got slightly larger than what I originally drilled. This one had a pretty large crack going through it that I had to keep filling with CA glue but it turned out pretty well.
The second one was a piece of pecan saved from the smoker wood pile. It would have been about six inches in diameter and 9 inches tall. I had a catch on the inside and blew it apart. I was surprised to see that the wall thickness was down to 1/8th – 1/16th – I thought it was a bit thicker than that.
Both were turned end grain from very well air-dried stock. The Cherry HF is finished with a few coats of Danish oil and wax.