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Breck Whitworth
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My first hollow form
Jan 16th, 2014 at 4:43pm
 
5" W x 7" H Sapele hollow form.
Well I can finally say I have done a hollow form. I did about everything wrong in learning, but the Lord blessed I was able to finish it without a major problem. Starting with kiln dried wood without any skills wasn't probably a good idea but my monster articulating system worked exceptionally well. I still have to add another coat of finish to give it a shine but this is with the sealer on it.
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Re: My first hollow form
Reply #1 - Jan 16th, 2014 at 5:25pm
 
We have been waiting for this Breck.

And I have to say it was worth the wait.  Beautiful job. Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

The Monster Hollower is a blast isn't it?
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Re: My first hollow form
Reply #2 - Jan 16th, 2014 at 6:11pm
 
Breck, great start to your HF production.  Just a couple of things: 1) green wood works soooooo much better.  Either turn it to finish or rough turn just like a green rough turned bowl, 2) when you do your first HF you're not suppose to embellish it with anything!!!!  It puts the rest of us to shame Roll Eyes

The Monster Hollower is a great tool.  Just like all of the other things we do in turning, this tool also increases the vortex.   Grin  Now you need to make or purchase a ring shaped steady rest.  It really helps when you start turning larger pieces.  I can also tell that you did some research on picking a shape. Nice Grecian shape.  GREAT job and looking forward to seeing more in the near future.
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Reply #3 - Jan 16th, 2014 at 6:58pm
 
Beautiful as always Breck, really well done...
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Reply #4 - Jan 16th, 2014 at 7:24pm
 
Wow. Absolutely stunning.

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Reply #5 - Jan 16th, 2014 at 7:38pm
 
You, my friend, are an overachiever.  Very nice.
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Reply #6 - Jan 16th, 2014 at 7:46pm
 
Great job !!!! I'd like to know how you make the wide accents ?
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Reply #7 - Jan 16th, 2014 at 9:15pm
 
Fantastic piece of work Breck, great shape and color contrast. Wow. Thumbs Up
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Reply #8 - Jan 16th, 2014 at 9:31pm
 
Beautiful HF Breck!  If the finish on your turning only has 'sealer' on it...I'm embarrassed!  It looks beautiful as is and makes my 'finished' turnings finish look unfinished!   Wink  Love the turning as is!!!  Thanks for sharing and safe turning to you!
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Reply #9 - Jan 17th, 2014 at 5:24am
 
i say you did a fantastic job. now please explain about the dark parts is it segmented or burned section or ???
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Reply #10 - Jan 17th, 2014 at 9:26am
 
Chuck Beland wrote on Jan 17th, 2014 at 5:24am:
i say you did a fantastic job. now please explain about the dark parts is it segmented or burned section or ???

Chuck/Paul the dark areas are burnt textured bands, I used two different home made burning tips for the bottom to give it a lace type look. One a coiled wire burning tip the other a spiral wire tip. I wanted the bottom to have some color to give it a lift off the table look.
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Reply #11 - Jan 17th, 2014 at 10:56am
 
Breck your first HF is gorgous!  Wish my first was that good.  I like the banding also.  I have only one comment though.  And it is only ment to help improve skills.  This could also be just the picture.  It appears that the bottom 1/4 of the curve flattens out.  Continuing the curve will help raise the bottom also.
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Reply #12 - Jan 17th, 2014 at 1:42pm
 
Confound it, Breck, you keep raising the bar higher and higher I'll never get over it. Or even close to it.  Grin Sad Sad

You do REALLY nice work.
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Reply #13 - Jan 17th, 2014 at 3:21pm
 
Walt wrote on Jan 17th, 2014 at 10:56am:
It appears that the bottom 1/4 of the curve flattens out.  Continuing the curve will help raise the bottom also.

Walt I noticed the same thing when I was turning the outside but I guess I was afraid of making the foot to small (I didn't plan ahead) so I didn't continue the curve like I should have. I agree totally with what you said. I saw a couple of other things I will change on the next one to improve as far as form goes. It really is different from turning bowls I will have to get used to it over time. But it is fun!!!!!!! woo woo
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Reply #14 - Jan 17th, 2014 at 5:04pm
 
That is a work of art Breck.  It is really a fine piece.
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