Short wide hollow form. Title, Gravity

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I’ve always wanted to do one of these so the other night I finally got around to it. Not sure what the wood is but it stands 3-3/4” tall & 11” wide. The finish is 2 coats of Tung oil so far. Please enjoy.

-- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours.

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#1 posted 09-26-2013 07:32 PM

Lovely work. I like it a lot.

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#2 posted 09-26-2013 08:03 PM

Looks great!

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#3 posted 09-26-2013 09:55 PM


-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 09-27-2013 12:04 AM

Awesome job.

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

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#5 posted 09-27-2013 03:45 AM

Fabulous piece Bill, spotted this over on W/unlimited
Timber has a similar colour to a couple of lovely pieces sent to me by John Spitters which are spalted maple.
Love to see your tool for getting up n under the inside top, these pieces are very time consuming with continual measuring the thickness.
Top turn :)

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

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#6 posted 09-27-2013 08:35 AM

I agree with Peteg, awesome job. You have inspired me to try something like this, but mine will not be as good as yours.
Thanks for showing.

-- 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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#7 posted 09-27-2013 10:06 AM

I fully appreciate the challenge that such a piece presents. So David Ellsworth got to you ehh? That’s a pretty small entry hole to work from and judging from your past work I can be pretty confident that wall thickness is uniform. Congratulations on another fine piece of work.

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#8 posted 09-27-2013 03:11 PM

Just shakin’ my head Bill !
Looks so simple. ........ but it’s not.
Nice !!

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#9 posted 09-27-2013 04:18 PM

That bowl is great and the wood is beautiful…. I just can’t begin to imagine how you hollowed out that bowl.
Excellent job

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#10 posted 09-27-2013 06:10 PM

Alright guys, I’m letting the cat out of the bag, this is a 2 piece vessel. I developed a technique where I turn about a 3-1/2” ring around the hole to use as a tenon for the chuck. This allows me to chuck it up from the top to turn the inside. Then once glued together I turn away the tenon & just leave the smooth transition to the hole. I’ve seen other 2 piece hollow forms like this but they have a large hole which allows chucking in from the inside of the hole. My technique allows a small hole which give the perception that it’s one piece. So now you all know the secret.

Ready for finish in 2 hours beginning to end.

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#11 posted 09-27-2013 10:44 PM

very pretty. one day I’ll get there, but not yet!

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#12 posted 09-27-2013 11:52 PM

That is a great trick you executed your allusion of the one piece turning very well nice work.

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#13 posted 09-28-2013 07:38 PM

Great 2 piece vessel Bill. You always do nice work. Thanks for posting.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#14 posted 09-30-2013 02:26 PM

It looks fantastic. Awesome shape, hard to believe it’s made of two pieces. The wood is gorgeous. Impressive turning!

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