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Forum topic by Madrona posted 04-19-2018 11:33 PM 520 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Madrona

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04-19-2018 11:33 PM

I don’t know the definition of a hollow form but it seems like if the opening is smaller than the inside diameter, it’s a hollow form. In any event, fun to turn, very difficult to sand!

Here is the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOi50RglMgw

-- Living In The Woods Of Beautiful Bonney Lake, Washington


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#1 posted 04-20-2018 03:28 AM

It’s formed and it’s hollow.

It looks good, I like the live edge on it.

I’m not sure if there is an “official” definition of the difference between a hollow form and a bowl who’s getting too big for it’s britches, but I’d say this was more hollow form than bowl.

Mike

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#2 posted 04-20-2018 06:22 AM

Here is one explanation..
Closed Form: A vessel in which the lip of the form increases from the bottom then decreases at some point toward the top.
Hollow Form: A closed form with a small opening at the top.

One from John Keeton
A “closed form” is a form that has a mouth smaller than the maximum diameter of the form, and somewhere along the line as the mouth becomes smaller, folks use the term hollow form. As has been indicated, that nomenclature will vary depending on who is involved. Typically, I would think most hollow forms involve an opening of 2” or less

A different take is… you know you have made a hollow form when…
You take it to a craft/arts show and folks pick it up. If they ask “What is this?” and you tell them (a hollow form) their next question will be “What is it for?”.

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#3 posted 04-20-2018 11:32 AM

Well done Lee

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#4 posted 04-20-2018 12:57 PM

If they ask “What is this?” and you tell them (a hollow form) their next question will be “What is it for?”.

HAHA!

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#5 posted 04-20-2018 05:36 PM

HA! I love the explanations and comments. Well, I used a hollowing tool. With the bark hanging over the edge, there was no way I could get a gouge inside. Therefore, I declare it a hollow form!

Thank you all for your comments, truly appreciated!

-- Living In The Woods Of Beautiful Bonney Lake, Washington

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#6 posted 04-20-2018 08:26 PM

Hollow form or bowl – in the eye of the beholder. I would classify it as a bowl, I think based on the base/max/opening diameter ratios, but thats my eye. Very nice either way. I bet the inside was fun to sand.

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#7 posted 04-28-2018 11:22 PM



Hollow form or bowl – in the eye of the beholder. I would classify it as a bowl, I think based on the base/max/opening diameter ratios, but thats my eye. Very nice either way. I bet the inside was fun to sand.

- OSU55

You bet right, LOL. It was NOT fun to sand!

-- Living In The Woods Of Beautiful Bonney Lake, Washington

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