Spalted Flamed Box Elder Burl Hollow Form

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Project by Roper posted 08-12-2011 11:21 PM 1958 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a chunk of Box Elder I won at the wood raffle from the Front Range Woodturners meeting it is 2 3/4” X 4 1/2” walls about 1/8”. Finished with wipe on poly. All comments and questions welcome. Thanks for looking.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#1 posted 08-12-2011 11:29 PM

Gorgeous Piece. Love the form and that Elder is amazing. Well done.

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#2 posted 08-12-2011 11:54 PM

You have done this beautiful piece of timber proud Roper, lovely form, I like the raised neck finish. Well done :))

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

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#3 posted 08-13-2011 01:13 AM

This is beautiful, Roper. If I may ask, how did you hollow it? Is the inside shape following the curves of the outside throughout? It’s 4-1/2” tall with thin walls, did you use a hollowing system? A laser light? Just curious. I haven’tyet attempted a closed vessel like this one, and I admire your work!


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#4 posted 08-13-2011 04:02 AM

This is another fine piece from your shop. The wood is gorgeous and the shap is outstanding!!
Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 08-13-2011 01:42 PM

super nice Roper..I thought it was much bigger from the picture..

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#6 posted 08-13-2011 02:54 PM

That’s a real beauty!!!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 08-13-2011 05:01 PM

Thanks for all the great feedback guys and gals. Barb yes the inside shape follows the outside shape. I do all my hollowing by hand with no jigs or boring bars. I feel I have more control when doing it by hand.I also do not use a laser, I go by how the piece sounds when I tap it with my finger. It takes a lot of practice doing it by hand but I feel in the end that it gives me more options on the shapes I can make.Thanks for looking everyone.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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