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Big Leaf Maple Burl hollow form

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Project by Roper posted 10-16-2011 08:02 PM 1313 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my newsest and biggest hollow form, its 9”x4” and I had to make some new tools to get all the way out to the shoulders. I am now working on a bigger one, we will see what happens.finished with wipe on poly. All comments and questions welcome.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com





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peteg

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#1 posted 10-16-2011 08:09 PM

Wow, what a beautie Roper, well done :)

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

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#2 posted 10-16-2011 08:30 PM

Beautiful burl. And I like the form. Nicely done!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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#3 posted 10-16-2011 11:45 PM

Great form and beautiful burl. Well done.

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#4 posted 10-17-2011 02:31 AM

You did good! May I ask how thick the walls are?

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#5 posted 10-17-2011 06:02 AM

Wow! I am impressed! I have turned a fair amount of big-leaf maple but haven’t quite got the hang of turning hollow vessels. The wood is gorgeous and the shape shows it off so well. How about a pic of the tool you made for hollowing?

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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#6 posted 10-17-2011 12:40 PM

you must be having fun! neat vessel.

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#7 posted 10-19-2011 04:09 AM

Very nice HF, the wood is beautiful I always hate to start on burl never knowing where the proper place to cut or chuck…..

thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Joedcatman

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#8 posted 10-19-2011 07:09 AM

Chuck, you start and chuck anywhere the wood appears strong enough to hold itself. And you never know what is going to appear. Mother (Nature) creates some glorious patterns, there is almost no way you can go wrong. She’ll do it for you, work the bevel and best of luck. I’ll bet Roper had a bag full of beautiful shavings.

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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Roper

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#9 posted 10-19-2011 11:47 PM

Thanks for all the great feedback guys and gals. Joe I will take a picture of my new tool and upload it soon.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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Joedcatman

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#10 posted 10-20-2011 05:50 AM

Thanks Roper, I am always excited to see a new tool. Most of the time home-made ones are most often the best.

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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