3 hollowforms from a board

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I have been hard pressed to get a decent picture of these.Hopefully this does them a tad of justice. I have been trying to upgrade the humble “vessel from a board” and give it new interest. maybe it’s a losing cause, maybe not. I’ll keep at it for awhile longer. I hate giving up. the 2 on left are shedua, and the right one is black limba.

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#1 posted 09-09-2011 09:17 PM

I think you’ve done the projects justice, as the grain of the wood is quite beautiful and interesting, not to mention the turnings themselves. I would not have thought that a simple board could be turned into such a fine vessel.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#2 posted 09-09-2011 09:31 PM

You’re doing great, Michelle. Very interesting patterns.


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#3 posted 09-09-2011 09:55 PM

Very nice work on all three Michelle.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 09-09-2011 10:56 PM

I’m new to turning so forgive me for asking, but what do you mean by a board. It doesn’t look like it is made from one piece of wood. Please explain.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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#5 posted 09-09-2011 10:59 PM

Hi rmoore. they are made from a board. 3/4 inch thick lumber. 1/4 inch rings are cut from the lumber & stacked. check out the blogs here on Lj’s. I’m sure there have been projects built this way. Try the video section too. I make mine differently than most as I cut my rings on the lathe from a flat board, but it is the same concept. Good luck & enjoy, if you decide to make a few!

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#6 posted 09-10-2011 12:46 AM

hi michelle nice very nice piece of turning love them great job


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#7 posted 09-10-2011 01:27 AM

You on a role here Michelle, it’s like you get hold of a theme & just cant leave it alone, great stuff :))

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

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#8 posted 09-10-2011 01:36 AM

yep peteg, I get stuck on concepts like a crow with shiny objects!!! :-)

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#9 posted 09-10-2011 02:08 AM

Nice craftsmanship on all the bowls and lids.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#10 posted 09-10-2011 04:43 PM

Good picture and I still like the one on the right most.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#11 posted 09-14-2011 07:34 AM

Very nice, I liked them all.

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#12 posted 11-30-2011 06:58 PM

As a new turner with a lot of flat boards laying around it sounds like a great idea. I see that people make bowls for boards but a box or vessel should work too. After you cut the rings you cut the top from another piece?

Thanks, Jonathan

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#13 posted 11-30-2011 07:18 PM

hi johnathan..I did it like this so they would match..say a 8×16 board..cut into 8×8..then the grain matches ..not totally necessary yes you cut one into rings, and then glue the top on.

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