White Oak Hollow Form

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Project by Glen Peterson posted 02-14-2011 03:46 AM 1452 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a white oak hollow form. It’s approximately 8” in diameter and 6” tall. I turned it green and it has become somewhat oval. It is about 3/16” thick throughout. It has a couple of cracks on the backside so I decided not to finish it. I may cut it in half as to assess my technique, but I rather like the shape so I may just keep it in the shop. This may have been the first piece I made with the Monster Articulated Hollowing Tool I bought last fall.

-- Glen

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

It is a nice shape. I have had a hard time keeping white oak forms from cracking (come to find out that the crack were there when I was turning, but then were revealed during drying). I have resorted to inlaying contrasting wood butterflies or straight dutchmen across the cracks… it is fun to do and people love them! Anyway… it would be a shame to sacrifice this one to the bandsaw!!!


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#2 posted 02-18-2011 12:46 PM

G’day Glen, there is nothing worse than losing a piece to cracks …. so some time ago I decided ” bugger it! I’ll work with the cracks” I normally admit defeat if it happens to a finished piece but while I’m still working I’ll do my best to incorporate it in the design, sometimes just left as is will do but I like to fill them with contesting fillers so they stand out. I’m try in to work up the guts to inlay stone to make it really special….. Having said all that though most of my mates just think I’m nuts and should throw it away and start anew..

-- There is always an opportunity to learn. . . .Steve Mcgrady. . Sydney, Australia.

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