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Hello, I will be offering an online class here on Lumberjocks. Please sign up in the comments area below.

Over the next several weeks I will be showing a step by step process for creating a hollow form vessel on the lathe. You should have some basic wood turning skills and some basic tools before attempting this project. When in doubt, error on the side of safety.

Suggested Tools
1/2” or 5/8” bowl gouge with fingernail grind
1/2” or 5/8” straight hollowing tool
1/2” or 5/8” bent hollowing tool
parting tool
faceplate or chuck

I use and recommend either Trent Bosch or John Jordan gouges and hollowing tools.

Areas we will cover:
wood selection
grain orientation
form and shaping
parting off

Please ask questions at any time.

Thank you,
Joe Landon

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#1 posted 1236 days ago

I’ll have to follow along, Joe, as I have no hollowing tools. If that’s okay, sign me up!


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#2 posted 1236 days ago

Sign me up too!

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#3 posted 1236 days ago

Count me in. Thx

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#4 posted 1236 days ago

I look forward to seeing this and following along.

-- Dan

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#5 posted 1236 days ago

I’d like to get in on this as well.
Sign me up.
Okay, now I need some hollowing tools.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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Ken Waller

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#6 posted 1236 days ago

Great idea. Sign me up.


-- Ken in Sharbot Lake, Ontario

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John Gray

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#7 posted 1236 days ago

I’m in!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#8 posted 1236 days ago

I will be following.

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#9 posted 1236 days ago

I will definitely follow this one, Joe!!



-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#10 posted 1236 days ago

Count me in too Joe. It will be a pleasure to learn how you turn out such beautiful vessels.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#11 posted 1236 days ago

I wood like to participate as well.

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#12 posted 1236 days ago

Rick’s in :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#13 posted 1236 days ago

Sign me up, and many thanks for the schooling!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#14 posted 1236 days ago

Count me in Joe, I’ve got a lot to learn. thanks

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#15 posted 1236 days ago

I’m in. Thanks Joe.

-- Alan, Prince George

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