Hollow Form Turning - A Trifern Class #4: How-to video

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Here is the how-to video on hollow form turning:

Trifern Hollow Form

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

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#1 posted 1108 days ago

I’ve watched a few minutes of it … looking great!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 1108 days ago

Joe awesome video. What diameter log do you start with? Most of the logs I get are that big, after I cut out the pith I don’t get that big a piece. Anyway great stuff. Thanks for sharing.


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#3 posted 1108 days ago

Excellent stuff Joe. I wondered where you had been & now I know. Thanks for showing your skills & methods. There are a few things there I can pick up on.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 1108 days ago

Just finished the video. Both the content and production were fantastic. Looking forward to the dye video.
Thank you

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#5 posted 1108 days ago

Great job on the video. Thanks for taking the time to make it and post it.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#6 posted 1108 days ago

Great video. Thanks!

-- what a long, strange trip it's been...

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#7 posted 1108 days ago

Joe, what do you mean by “hero cuts”?
Good quality video, worth the wait.

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#8 posted 1108 days ago

Thank you so much Joe! You make it look so easy!!

Your video is SUPER! I know from experience how difficult it is to produce something like this.


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

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#9 posted 1108 days ago

amazing! WOW! so very awesome.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#10 posted 1108 days ago

Thanks everyone. Marty, a hero cut is the “perfect” cut from start to finish the entire length of the cut. The cut that when someone sees you do it says, “you are my Hero.”

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

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#11 posted 1108 days ago

Excellent video Joe !!! You did and awesome job of talking the instruction with the doing of the project. One of the best instructionals that I have seen on the net. Thank you.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#12 posted 1108 days ago

that is just awesome Trifern!! I have only turned on the lathe several times with my neighbor’s old lathe and old dull tools!! Looks like a much better time with those sharp tools!! thanks for showing this – the video was great!

(hope I’m not overstepping my bounds here…..) but here is the video if people dont want to follow the link….

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#13 posted 1108 days ago

That was a great video. You make it look very easy. I would love to try that some day.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#14 posted 1108 days ago

Very cool. Look forward to the next one.

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#15 posted 1108 days ago

Great job Joe. Thanks for sharing your secrets. You are one of my favorite “Hero Cutters!” I never know how my turning is going to turn out. I just make a form that is pleasing to my eye. Maybe that’s why I’ve never reached your level of talent.

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

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