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I made this travel with alternating sections of Black Walnut and Oak. Hand-turned on my lathe.
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#1 posted 10-15-2012 02:34 AM
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
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#2 posted 10-15-2012 02:29 PM
Beautiful wood and excellent work.If I may ask, what is your method of hollowing these?Large spur bit first or is the hollowing all done with turning tools?
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#3 posted 10-17-2012 03:46 PM
No idea how this was done, but if I were doing one, I’d do it as a coopering project, like building a barrel or bucket. Cut the staves, glue them up, mount anf turn on the lathe. This way you have no more than about 1/4 inch to remove in any part of the piece.
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#4 posted 10-20-2012 12:11 AM
There are 2 ways i found through trial and error. I take a true 2×2 of soft wood like pine or cedar and glue a 4 pieces ( 2-2” and 2 4”) all together.I usually just take a 2×2 1/2 and glue 2 pieceseto it and then plan it down, then glue the 4” of same or diffrent wood to it.I use a series of auger bits and then turnign tools to lathe out the center.
Very time consuming
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