First Hollow Form

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Project by Kaytrim posted 08-25-2008 10:36 PM 1758 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a mother’s day gift that took me in a new direction. I had mainly purchased my Jet mini to make the joystick tops for my game controllers. I have been following a few turning sites and got inspired to make something like this.

The base is cherry and the body is apple. I had the most problems keeping the two pieces together. I finally turned a tenon in the body and a mortise in the foot and used CA glue. The black that you see in the bottom is a result if burning the two pieces to a friction fit.

The next issue I had was chattering near the bottom of the hollow. The sorby hollowing tool was at it’s limit and cracked the neck of the vessel in several places. I was able to use CA glue here too to repair the cracks. The walls ended up being less then 1/8” in places and up to 1/4” in others. The thin spots will allow light to pass through and that is mostly at the neck and above.

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#1 posted 08-26-2008 02:31 AM

Looks pretty nice- my first hollow form “turned” out to be firewood!

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#2 posted 08-28-2008 10:17 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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