Cherry / Walnut HF

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Project by MShort posted 08-21-2012 11:25 PM 920 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Got a chance to play on the lathe this past weekend and made this small Cherry HF. After I turned this and reverse chucked it to clean up the bottom… I found out that I was deeper in the HF than I thought and oppps… funnel… Out comes the Walnut to make it a two peice segemented vase….. and now it is the Cherry/Walnut HF. 2.75” tall and 1.85” largest diameter. Thanks.

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

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#1 posted 08-21-2012 11:47 PM

This is a very pretty little piece. I can’t see where the walnut is – I assume along the base? You can always upload another picture :-)

And I know I am going feel foolish, but what does HF stand for in this context?

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#2 posted 08-22-2012 12:14 AM


HF = Hollow Form

The walnut is a Thin base on the bottom… Looks like a shadow in the picture.

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

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#3 posted 08-22-2012 12:24 AM

Thanks Mike-
I knew I would feel foolish – but now I know something new and next time i won’t wonder!

I thought that was the walnut from your write-up. Subtle effect.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#4 posted 08-22-2012 12:45 AM

Kookaburra, I was wondering about the HF and the whereabouts of the walnut too. I’m not an avid turner, don’t know the nomenclature.
Oh, by the way, nice turning MShort, or should I say nice HF!
Thanks for showing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 08-22-2012 01:11 AM

Nice hollow form, Mike. I’m glad the blowing through the bottom happens to other people than me. Great save. You have to be flexible to be a woodworker. Take what comes at you and handle it. You did well!!

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

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Tom Godfrey

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#6 posted 08-22-2012 02:26 AM

Nice job and great save. Like Jim said you have to take what comes and handle it. Some times I have no idea what I will find so I keep looking for some sort of pattern to form. Turned another cherry burl a few days ago and it was pretty much rotten but I kept turning knowing somewhere in this thing there has to be some wood and I found it. Not a big piece but I found it interesting and plan on posting my find within the next couple of days.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#7 posted 08-22-2012 03:00 AM

Nice piece ! Welcome to the “blew thru the bottom” club. Like Jim, been there, done that !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#8 posted 08-22-2012 03:42 PM

That is a pretty piece!
Nice save with the walnut, thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#9 posted 08-22-2012 08:01 PM

When I compalined about an ooops, I was told that I didn’t make an ooops, I had a change of design! You didb’t make an ooops either. see?!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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