Yew hollow form

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Project by diggerdelaney posted 10-26-2013 04:59 PM 1049 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not been doing a lot in the way of turning as I am a good 3/4 of the way through making a car rocker. While the paint is drying I am making three tea light stand for dinning table(still need varnishing) again waiting for glue to dry, so I thought that I would turn a piece of yew that I had sitting around with a fault in it.
Below is the end result as stated made from Yew and stands 5” tall 3” across also managed to get wall thickness down between 1/8” to 3/16”

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#2 posted 10-26-2013 09:03 PM

G’Day Derek,
Very impressive especially with the split in the timber; love the figure/grain….you’ve done a top job…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 10-26-2013 10:25 PM

These things never really interested me much.

Until I got a lathe and realized what would happen if I tried to make something like that. It would certainly explode all over the place the second the tool crossed the gap.

Nothing quite like trying it yourself to help you to appreciate other people’s accomplishments.

Nice piece! :)

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#4 posted 10-28-2013 05:40 AM

I love it, it’s gorgeous, and I can’t imagine how you turned this without it vibrating apart.

-- Rick M,

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#5 posted 10-30-2013 04:03 PM

Absolutely gorgeous bowl! Beautiful shape and those grain patterns look amazing. The crack just added some character to it. Excellent turning!

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