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Project by bushmaster posted 04-11-2020 03:04 AM 1107 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This the last piece of the yellow cedar log I have been lathing hollow vessels. I had another design that I wanted to try. It was to have a pointed end that would sit into a holder with holes in the sides of it, and also a finial that had a ball with holes and hollowed out inside. It was a challenge but enjoyable and came out to some extend like I wanted. I would make improvement on the next one.
This seems like the only picture of constructing it. The last step, it was larger at this point while I did the major turning, at the end turning it down to as sharp a p;point as I could.

Then I made the finial and base for the pointy project. I made the base first and bored 4 holes in it, The next ime I would do 6 to make it more open and delicate. When I did the finial I needed to make six holes to make it look right.

I was planning from the beginning to paint the base and finial black, but finished it natural to see what it would look like natural and provide a sealed base for the paint.

In the end I had to see what it looked like black, which one do you like the best.

The other hollow turning I did I believe was the first one I tried this spring, more traditional shape, pictured above, after that I experimented other more demanding shapes and bases.

Thanks for looking and comments are much appreciated. Everyone keep working in your shops and stay safe.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 04-11-2020 03:14 AM

wow fantastic turning,it looks like polished marble.i wish i had the skill and patience,mostly the patience.a beautiful piece!

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 04-11-2020 05:31 AM

Brian, that is blooming AWESOME. I love it.

Thank you for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 04-11-2020 05:41 AM

You are making such nice stuff and this one is no exception. Well done.


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#4 posted 04-11-2020 05:51 AM

Wow Brian! Delicate and beautiful! I don’t know how you do it. I love the jigs you have made and I need to get on the ball and replicate them. I just tried my first hollow form turning out of Cherry and did it freehand. I just about broke my wrist hollowing out the inside when the wood caught the knife and twisted it right out of my hand.

How do you finish off the inside to hold water?

Thanks for sharing your work and ideas!!

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#5 posted 04-11-2020 09:40 AM

I bet it’s challenging…I wouldn’t know where to start…awesome job!! Black-white contrast is just fantastic!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 04-11-2020 10:37 AM

Very nice indeed well finished at least you have managed some shop time

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#7 posted 04-11-2020 11:22 AM

I just marvel at your expertise and imagination – Great Job !!

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#8 posted 04-11-2020 11:27 AM

Very nice work, challenging and rewarding I should beleive, bravo, stay safe, in the shop, working on the next design,

-- andrek

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#9 posted 04-11-2020 11:42 AM

Wonderful piece Brian! Well done!

-- Joanne Sauvageau

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#10 posted 04-11-2020 01:12 PM

Very gratifying accomplishment. Personally I like the contrast with the black. Gives it a distinguish look. Very well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 04-11-2020 01:42 PM

Looks great. A lot of fun trying to figure out just how to mount and turn something of this nature. Well done.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#12 posted 04-11-2020 02:35 PM

Excellent piece, Brian. That was a lot of work and came out beautiful!!

Happy Easter, my friend…...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 04-11-2020 02:39 PM

simply beautiful GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#14 posted 04-11-2020 02:50 PM

Well done! Another master piece!

Got snow overnight and more to come. Forecast says it will clear by Friday. Got my exercise this morning at 7 AM and shovelled sidewalk for six of my neighbours! Puts me in a good mood to get some carving done.

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#15 posted 04-11-2020 03:11 PM

What a beautiful sexy piece.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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