Willow Hollow Form

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Project by Loucarb posted 10-23-2011 07:36 PM 1150 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece is for my brother Sam and his wife Donna who live in Florida. They were up here visiting this fall and Sam was checking out my hollowing tools and the next thing I know these two beauties show up in the mail. So I used them to help turn this willow hollow form 5” tall 4” wide aniline dyed with wipe on poly finish. The willow is from a tree my parents planted many years ago and is now huge. This was from a big branch that broke off during a storm recently. Thanks for looking. Lou

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#1 posted 10-23-2011 07:50 PM

And a lovely form it is….......... And nice score on the tools. .. see it pays to be nice to your bother.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#2 posted 10-23-2011 09:01 PM

Very nice hollow form and lovely grains. I have the round tool and it does a lovely job smoothing out the interior of the vase.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 10-23-2011 09:19 PM

Wow Lou,you are just getting better & better with each one you turn, this is a beautiful piece from the form to the timber selection & finish, well done indeed, :))

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

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#4 posted 10-23-2011 09:40 PM

Wow , so many different grain patterns in this one piece…your color choice and finish were good ones , Lou : )
Nice turning…is that “cap” a separate piece ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 10-23-2011 10:57 PM

Beautiful hollow form, Lou!! The grain is outstanding!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 10-24-2011 01:55 AM

Beautiful piece Lou!

That’s really great what your brother did! He knew to put good tools in the hands of a skilled worker. Results! Far out….............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#7 posted 10-24-2011 03:45 AM

Thanks everyone for the kind words and Dusty that is a separate piece of walnut on the top.

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#8 posted 10-24-2011 04:35 AM

Thanks Lou…nice touch : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 10-24-2011 01:35 PM

intersting that you turned from willow. I have used willow for furniture, but never seen a piece big enuf to turn. Looks super

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#10 posted 10-24-2011 03:40 PM

Beautiful work-it really allows the grain to show in a magificent way.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#11 posted 10-24-2011 09:07 PM

Beautiful piece and back story (brother and willow source).

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#12 posted 10-25-2011 03:46 AM

I have not gotten the hang of turning yet. Your work provides inspiration and something to shoot for. The hollow form is beautiful. Your brother made a good trade!.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#13 posted 10-25-2011 04:30 AM

great looking turnings Lou.
your finish looks fantastic!

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#14 posted 10-27-2011 03:18 AM

Lou, This in one outstanding HF, but I am a tool freak…. I love mine like yours… They are great!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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