Walnut & Spalted Maple Saucer Hollow Form

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Project by Glen Peterson posted 02-14-2011 03:39 AM 1387 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another in my flying saucer hollow form series. It’s walnut with spalted maple. It’s approximately 6.5” in diameter and 1.75” tall. David Ellsworth showed us some forms like this he had made early in his career during a class last year. I really liked it so I thought I’d give it a go. I simply cut a diagonal wedge off of a walnut turning block and jointed the face. Then I glued a spated maple board on the diagonal face. I wanted the hole to be just inside the spalted maple, but I think I cut it too close. It’s quite a challenge to hollow into the intersection of the top and sides since the top is quite shallow. Finished with 3 coats of Waterlox Original.

-- Glen

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#1 posted 02-14-2011 04:14 AM

Very nice, I don’t know why but is giving me a feeling of a celestial eclipse

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#2 posted 02-14-2011 04:16 AM

Nice hollow form!

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#3 posted 02-14-2011 04:28 AM

I like it…its different but cool

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#4 posted 02-14-2011 03:15 PM

I like it different and efective

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#5 posted 02-14-2011 04:53 PM


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#6 posted 02-18-2011 12:50 PM

Very cool!

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#7 posted 02-24-2011 04:18 AM

That’s beautiful, Glen. Thanks for sharing how your blank was cut.


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