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Hollow Form Turning - A Trifern Class

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Blog series by trifern updated 07-12-2011 12:36 AM 4 parts 25310 reads 220 comments total

Part 1: Sign Up

04-09-2011 04:05 PM by trifern | 166 comments »

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 Tools1/2” or 5/8” bowl gouge with fingernail grind1/2” or 5/8” straight hollowing tool1/2&...

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Part 2: Wood Selection

04-28-2011 11:02 PM by trifern | 14 comments »

Wood Selection Almost every hollow form I turn is from local hardwoods and is turned green. Why use green wood? Green wood is relatively inexpensive, easy to obtain, and easy to turn. It is nearly impossible to find, or afford, large kiln dried wood suitable for turning large pieces. Construction sites, firewood cutters, arborists, and landscape recycling centers are all excellent sources for wood. The biggest problem I have with green wood is my greed. I bring home more wood than I can...

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Part 3: Class Update

05-17-2011 04:27 AM by trifern | 15 comments »

Hello everyone! Sorry for the tardiness from your instructor. Life has been busy lately. I have a special treat in store for this class. I have contracted with a professional video photographer to shoot and record the hollowing process. We have scheduled the shoot for early next week. I will then post the video after some editing. I promise, it will be worth the wait!

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Part 4: How-to video

07-12-2011 12:36 AM by trifern | 25 comments »

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

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