Spalted Black Oak Hollow form

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Project by SugarbeatCo posted 09-18-2012 08:41 AM 1072 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first hollow form, turned from Spalted Black Oak. I didn’t get a very good shot of the dark spot that you can vaguely see in the 1st picture, the main spalted area (of coarse). But I was happy it came out so well for my 1st. I used a spindle gouge to shape the outside. A round nose scraper to rough out the inside, And the easy wood tools full size hollow tool (Ci3 i believe). I didnt have a way at the time to reverse or jamb chuck it to add finishing details to the bottom, so it is just perfectly flat. The inside is finished, but only sanded to 180 grit, and that seems adequate. Its about 5” tall and about 3.5 wide.Thanks for looking.

( P.S. I added a picture of the place where all the magic happens :P )

-- Always one more tool away from being an excellent woodworker...

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#1 posted 09-21-2012 04:25 AM

What a pretty vessel. How thick or thin are the walls? I love the shape and line of it, with that delicate rim to finish it off. Beautiful wood, nice sanding/finishing job. It’s hard to believe it’s your first hollow form. And… you must be a ‘neat-nick.’ My turning area doesn’t look so clean. ;-)


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#2 posted 09-25-2012 01:43 AM

The walls are about 1/8”. I would like to think I’m one of those neat nicks but unfortunately if I showed you of my work space on an average day, your opinion would likely change :P Thank you for the compliments!

-- Always one more tool away from being an excellent woodworker...

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