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Project by trifern posted 07-21-2008 01:20 AM 1778 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the start of my hollow form journey. I recently purchased the Sorby Hollow Master. Although I am pleased with my first attempt, I really want to be able to close the neck in tighter. This was turned from Sycamore, measures 4” tall by 6” wide and is finished with a wipe-on poly.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.





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Callum Kendall

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#1 posted 07-21-2008 01:27 AM

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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#2 posted 07-21-2008 01:28 AM

Another great job at displaying your craftsmanship!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#3 posted 07-21-2008 02:25 AM

Sycamore has some of the nicest grain patterns in it ! Great shape to the bowl as well…to what grit do you normally sand to before applying finish ?

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#4 posted 07-21-2008 02:30 AM

Trifern, you’re an inspiration to us all!

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#5 posted 07-21-2008 03:23 AM

Wow, Joe, this is sweeet! I love the style and the sycamore. Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#6 posted 07-21-2008 04:56 AM

I think that looks really nice. I’ve not ventured into HF’s yet. But I hope to have a good start like you have.

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#7 posted 07-21-2008 06:25 AM

Nice job Joe. Can you include a photo of the hollow master?.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 07-21-2008 07:13 AM

Great job Joe, you’ll get the hang of it. Beautiful piece, you can see what the sorby tool opens up for you.

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#9 posted 07-21-2008 01:47 PM

This is a fine turning. You should be proud of it.

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trifern

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#10 posted 07-25-2008 04:32 AM

Thanks for all of the kind remarks. I really appreciate them all.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#11 posted 07-26-2008 09:08 PM

very nice! how did you finish the sycamore! i am working with sycamore right now and trying to find some different ways to finish it!

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trifern

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#12 posted 07-27-2008 02:51 AM

teenagewoodworker, this was finished with General Finishes, Seal-A-Cell and then topped with Watco wipe-on poly. I have had good luck dyeing sycamore as well.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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trifern

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#13 posted 07-27-2008 02:55 AM

Grumpy, here is a link for the Hollow Master.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#14 posted 07-27-2008 03:23 AM

Joe, you got a fine result for the first time with a hollowing tool.
If I may offer a suggestion, try to drill a hole from your opening with a forstener bit attached to the spindle.
You can pretty much dirve it to the full depth of your vessel and use the hollow tool of your choice to clean away the insde.

cheers
bob

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trifern

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#15 posted 07-27-2008 06:02 AM

Thanks for the tip Bob. I have read that very thing from several sources. Woodcraft was having a 10% off plus an additional 5% early bird special today. One of the items I picked up was a drill chuck for my lathe.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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