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Project by diggerdelaney posted 02-27-2014 05:03 PM 1447 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At last I was able to have a proper go at the crown hollowing system that I brought.
This was using the cutters and scraper rather than the ring tool.

Wood is unknown except the ring at the opening which is cherry.

This measures 5” X 2 1/2”. I managed to get a small catch while I was cleaning the inside and damaged the lip so a quick fix with the cherry,the cherry not being enough of a contrast I used some stain to darken it.

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#1 posted 02-27-2014 07:07 PM

Looks like a very fun project. The contrast stain color you chose sets it off just like if you had planed to add the ring. Nice job!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#2 posted 02-28-2014 12:03 AM

If you were in the US I’d say it’s American sycamore, which is different than what the brits call sycamore. Since you’re in the UK I shouldn’t even hazard a guess. Beautiful form. Well done!

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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#3 posted 02-28-2014 12:04 AM

I think it’s just brilliant. I bet, if the cherry ring had not been required, someone would have suggested a contrast. It just seems so right.

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#4 posted 02-28-2014 12:47 AM

nice job and I would agree with BobAnderton on the American sycamore…

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#5 posted 02-28-2014 12:14 PM

Very nicely turned you did a great job…thanks for sharing.

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

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#6 posted 02-28-2014 01:00 PM

Nice….......very nice.
I’m sure hollowing will consume you now. It is fun and also a challenge.

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#7 posted 02-28-2014 09:18 PM

That’s a great looking piece Derek, the colouring to the neck finishes it of

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

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#8 posted 03-05-2014 03:40 PM

Pretty and cool box! Awesome shape and the cherry gives a great contrast. Great job!

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