Walnut hollow form with Curly Maple cap

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Project by Roper posted 01-29-2018 07:08 PM 2063 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a walnut hollow form i just finished it is 3”x5” walls are about 1/8”, first time I have tried to make a hollow form with a cap. Tung oil and wax finish. All questions and comments welcome.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#1 posted 10-22-2010 12:18 AM

I don’t comment on turnings very much but the unique shape and classic wood combination of this one caught my eye. Wonderful work Roper! The cap looks perfect!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#2 posted 10-22-2010 12:24 AM

Great shape and the wood combination is perfect. I’ve tried a similar shape before without success it is not that easy. Very well done.

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#3 posted 10-22-2010 12:37 AM

Well done. Looks great :) Whats the name of the tung oil you used ?

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#4 posted 10-22-2010 01:46 AM

This one caught my eye also. A very fine piece, I would not ever get rid of it, this one is a keeper!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#5 posted 10-22-2010 02:13 AM

Very Nice! I like the two types of wood together and the finish is wonderful.

Thanks for sharing…

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#6 posted 10-22-2010 03:44 AM

beautiful hollow form, nice job, really like the maple top.

-- RStadler

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#7 posted 10-22-2010 08:34 AM

Very nice turning. The maple cap goes very well with the color and shape of the form.

Keep it up.


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

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#8 posted 10-22-2010 02:12 PM

Like the others, I find the form very pleasing. The cap in contrasting wood does set it of nice. The fit and finish is also very good…........... What’s not to like.

What hollowing tools are you using?

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#9 posted 10-22-2010 10:13 PM

I like your HF. I’ve made a number of saucer shaped vessels, but I’ve never done one with an inset collar. I was wondering about your method because I’ve been thinking about making one similar to yours. When thinking about the design of a similar HF I thought that I would drill a tenon with a big forstner bit and inset a cylinder the collar wood into it. Is that what you did?

-- Glen

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#10 posted 10-22-2010 11:12 PM


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#11 posted 10-23-2010 03:33 AM

Very nice piece. Adding a contrasting cap sure increases your options, doesn’t it?

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#12 posted 10-24-2010 03:57 PM

Beautiful turning job. The wood combination is perfect.


-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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