1st Hollow From/Anniversary gift

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Project by Paul Lajoie posted 07-12-2013 03:53 PM 855 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a hollow form I made for my wife on our 35th anniversary. It is Walnut (my favorite wood to turn) approx. 6 1/2”w x 2 3/4” h. I don’t normally sand so high but found some 400, 600, 1500 grit in my drawer so thought I’d see what it would look like. Doesn’t matter if I liked it, SWMBO does, so no more of a finish after sanding. Just buffed it, as you can see it shined up real nice. It actually is two pieces glued. The board I cut it from was only 1 1/2” th. So I turned the bottom, made a 3/16 rabbet and turned a piece for the top with a matching rabbet. The first two pictures show it in an antique display case we happen to pick up at a recent tag sale.


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#1 posted 07-12-2013 03:58 PM

That is one fine looking anniversary present to your wife! Congrats to the both of you! There is nothing like giving something from yourself! It will be charished forever! You inspire me to improve my turning skills! Thanks so much for sharing and congratulations again!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#2 posted 07-12-2013 04:25 PM

Very nice. Well done.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 07-13-2013 12:20 AM

Very nice turning Paul and a beautiful Anniversary gift. For a first hollow form you did a wonderful job.
Congratulations to you and your wife on your 35th, may there be many more…:)

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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Paul Lajoie

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#4 posted 07-13-2013 12:37 AM

Thanks for the comments everyone, I really appreciate them. It is my first but won’t be the last. I’ve got a couple more I want to try. Just wish life wouldn’t get in the way of my woodworking so much!


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#5 posted 07-13-2013 01:05 PM

Great looking turning. A very nice shape and finish.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 07-16-2013 01:48 PM

Fantastic bowl! Great wood choice, shape and finish. I’m sure wife loves it. Great turning and congrats to 35 years and more!

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