Cherry Hollow Form

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Project by Loucarb posted 01-10-2010 02:31 AM 1626 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was turned from a a piece of Cherry crotch-wood. It measures 6” tall 4 1/2”wide. This is my yin & yang entry. The dark & light. The good & the BAD. The good was that I kept the piece whole, the inside is the best I’ve done yet, I think the form came out OK and the wood speaks for itself. The BAD is all the cracking, I think the opening could have been a bit smaller and when I was taking it off the jam chuck I smacked it into the live center and put a nice dent in the bottom side. My last four attempts have not been good. I’ve gone thru the side on a couple and made a nasty catch and sent a couple flying across the shop. I had a very nice Oak one that just cracked all over and had to be trashed. So this one is progress and I just keep plugging away. Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 01-10-2010 02:58 AM

Well done. I like it a lot. Don’t be too hard on yourself. This is a great piece.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 01-10-2010 03:03 AM

Lou, Very nice job. Well done bud! Bob

-- Bob A in NJ

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#3 posted 01-10-2010 03:37 AM

Lou, this is a really beautiful piece. Great entry for the contest.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 01-10-2010 05:49 AM

nice work I like the fact that its cracked it adds personality to the piece

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#5 posted 01-10-2010 06:00 AM

Great job …..I like the color variations a lot !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 01-10-2010 07:19 AM

very nice work.

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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#7 posted 01-10-2010 07:49 AM

Hi Lou Good work shape ok would like to see a smaller foot but thats just mho
einish good and keep up the good work
Regards Roger In SA

-- Africa is not for sissies

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#8 posted 01-10-2010 01:32 PM

Lou, this is a real nice shape., and a very nice looking piece of wood. Well Done my friend.

I hear you, not all our turning projects turn out the way we see them in our own minds, but the fact that you get better with each one is rewarding. .... and the fun we have doing them is reward enough. My last few pieces have not made it to the picture taking stage…... LOL …. But, the next one might be the best ever, ya never know.

Keep the chips flying, and having fun…. that’s what it really is about ..

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#9 posted 01-10-2010 01:41 PM

Nothing bad about this piece that I can see. The photos make it look a lot bigger than it really is, so thank you for including the dimensions. I really like the contrasting colors in the wood. Nice job.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#10 posted 01-10-2010 04:16 PM

Great job, these are trickey, I have made my fair share of “donuts” out of projects like this. What if you accented the cracks by filling them in with something colorful?
Thanks for sharing.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#11 posted 01-10-2010 05:37 PM

Fantastic hollow form. Love the shape and the grain is wonderfull. Don’t be too hard on yourself. A lot of times the wood lets us know what IT wants to be and strugles to get there.( some want to be fire wood)haha Some just want to show more charector by giveing more dimension with cracks and twists. Just go with the flow and fill those cracks with something colorful, like Andrew said.

I like the overall shape it looks great to me.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#12 posted 01-31-2010 12:58 AM

One of the only entries that actually resemble the yin/yang, good job on it and good luck.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#13 posted 02-09-2010 08:35 AM

A great turning

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