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Blog entry by trifern posted 04-09-2011 04:05 PM 6336 reads 26 times favorited 166 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 04-09-2011 04:08 PM

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 04-09-2011 04:29 PM

Sign me up too!

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#3 posted 04-09-2011 04:53 PM

Count me in. Thx

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#4 posted 04-09-2011 05:03 PM

I look forward to seeing this and following along.

-- Dan

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#5 posted 04-09-2011 05:12 PM

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 04-09-2011 05:27 PM

Great idea. Sign me up.


-- Ken in Sharbot Lake, Ontario

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#7 posted 04-09-2011 05:31 PM

I’m in!

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

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#8 posted 04-09-2011 05:53 PM

I will be following.

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#9 posted 04-09-2011 05:59 PM

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 04-09-2011 06:09 PM

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 04-09-2011 06:30 PM

I wood like to participate as well.

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#12 posted 04-09-2011 06:31 PM

Rick’s in :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#13 posted 04-09-2011 06:43 PM

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 04-09-2011 07:00 PM

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 04-09-2011 07:48 PM

I’m in. Thanks Joe.

-- Alan, Prince George

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