Hollowform bliss

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Project by Trillium posted 02-18-2011 12:45 AM 1648 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As I mentioned in my very first post, I saw these hollowforms with awesome finishes…the LJ responsible told me a bit about “Mohawk Laquer”... actually coached me through an entire hollowform..using his lathe, chisels and even wood! What a guy! Anyway, my last comment was “Guess whats next”..... Mohawk Laquer, yep.
I realize that there is a bit of orange peel…. that the finish is not “perfect”...but when you look at the post of my vase…. hey, no comparison! I was a bit impatient! And I can always add a foot or two of depth to that finish later. A huge “thanks” to Dave, my mentor! I am soooo happy, not only to manage to achieve a finish like this, but to have joined the “hollowform club”. Stoked, stoked stoked. I cant wait til my next day off!!!

-- Lou

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#1 posted 02-18-2011 12:56 AM

Terrific Job…. and what fantastic spalting patterns …... I can’t pick a fault with your finish, by the way what is Mohawk Laquer? I’ve never heard of it. A hollow form club, now thats a great idea! keep up the great work.

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

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#2 posted 02-18-2011 01:05 AM

nice job !! really like that wood, vivid patterns with that spalting. Might have to look into that mohawk laquer.
thanks for posting

-- Larry, North Carolina

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#3 posted 02-18-2011 01:18 AM

whiskeyturner, thanks for the kind post. Mohawk is a brand name , they have tons of different products from differing weights of sanding sealers to different laquers. Search
that should get ya going. The specific finish I used was the Clear Tone Finish.

Thanks! Yeah, I was amazed at the patterning in that wood, not just the obvious spalt that hit me at first but the more subtle graining within…wow, super. And I heartily encourage you to check in to that Mohawk, dude, look at my other posts. Aside from some tutoring on how to apply that laquer from David175, that finish was created by the same mook that polished the vase in my second post…ME. If that doesnt “sell ya” nothing will. Good luck!

-- Lou

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#4 posted 02-18-2011 01:40 AM

Lou that is a great chunk of wood turned to a beautiful form. Love the gain and the spalting. You didn’t give any dimensions, so I am going to guess that it is seven to eight inches diameter, maybe a little smaller? Maybe four to five inches tall? What kind of lathe did you use, and what kind of hollowing tool did you use?

-- Mel,

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#5 posted 02-18-2011 01:41 AM

Good job on this vessel, very beautiful markings on it.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#6 posted 02-18-2011 04:26 AM

Lou, in your cover shot I thought you had added some Pyro work, thoese patters are amazing must have been fun to turn & watch what came up next :), havn’t got your mohawk in NZ but sure gives a nice finish to a good job well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 02-18-2011 04:49 AM

Lou, that looks even better with the finish on…..very nice…...hope the wife liked it

-- Dave..Pensacola Fl.........In GOD we trust

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#8 posted 02-18-2011 04:59 AM

Really nice hollow form. Congratulations!


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#9 posted 02-18-2011 06:00 AM

Excellent turning. I think you’ve done more than join the hollow form club. This is beautiful work. Be careful, it’s addicting.

-- Glen

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#10 posted 02-18-2011 09:14 AM

beautiful piece

-- Dreaming patterns

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