Segmented Hollow Vessel #3: Turning

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Blog entry by darryl posted 03-01-2011 02:45 AM 5616 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’d like to start off and say to anyone that wants to turn a hollow vessel… go get a hollowing tool! Using a gouge, scraper and skew I was able to get the results I was looking for, but I believe a hollowing tool would have been WAY easier!

I did turn the bottom of the inside before I finished doing the glue-up. And it’s a good thing too, I never would have been able to get it done well otherwise.

I used thin CA to strengthen the foot and that is what is giving the wet effect.

I need to do some sanding now. Sanding the inside is going to be a little tricky, I haven’t quite figured how I’m going to do that yet!

I am happy that I’ve acheived the overall shape I was going for.

All comments are appreciated

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Frank Doyle

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#1 posted 03-01-2011 02:59 AM

If Salvador Dali were alive he would love it, great piece

-- Frank

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#2 posted 03-01-2011 03:17 AM


One thing for sure, I wouldn’t want to put my hand down inside!

Here’s something that my work-


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

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#3 posted 03-01-2011 03:20 AM

This is looking great, I have to admit that when I first saw your rough mock-up I was not really sure that it would have come out good looking. You proved me wrong and opened my eyes!

I use a die grinder with flap wheel sander to do a lot of my sanding inside my vessels if the top opening is big enough. The die grinder I have has a long shaft so I can get deep inside.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#4 posted 03-01-2011 03:36 AM

Cool idea darryl. I have not tried any open segments. Thanks for showing us the build / create process.

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

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#5 posted 03-01-2011 03:55 AM

really like the shape and good a mount of you could make that sanding jig.

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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#6 posted 03-01-2011 04:00 AM

I stopped and chatted with the guy that heads up my local turners goup and discussed my options for sanding the inside. We both decided that hand sanding might be the best/safest option to get the dresired results. It’s going to take a little longer, but so far it’s going along pretty well.

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#7 posted 03-01-2011 04:28 AM

That is an impressive piece!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#8 posted 03-01-2011 05:20 AM

Very impressive. You do great work.

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#9 posted 03-05-2011 01:42 AM

Great job Darryl.

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#10 posted 03-05-2011 07:44 AM

Man, You gotta love that!

-- Gary, Florida

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#11 posted 03-06-2011 06:51 PM

Thank you guys for your comments. This piece has a lot of personal meaning to me so it’s nice to know others appreciate it as well.

now to get back in the shop and clean up that open area so I can start applying some finish!

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