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post #1 of 15 Old 07-26-2010, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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Hackberry Closed Form

This is what I found in a piece of hackberry. It stands 4 1/2" high and 9" across at it's widest point. Finished with 4 coats of wipe on poly. I guess now I need to make a lid for it. I'm thinking walnut.

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Beautiful vase,What tools did you use to hollow it out with?Itchy

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Hey Itchy, all of my hollowing tools are homemade. You can see them here. I also use a hunter carbide tip on the tools sometimes.

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Nice vessel, I really like the form. I don't know it I would put a top on it though. But what do I know about style. The spalting adds to it too.
I've asked this of turners before because I'm new to turning. How is the vessel oriented with respect to the log it came from? How large was the blank and which is the outside?
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Really like the orientation

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The spalted areas really pop in contrast with the lighter colored Hackberry. Great choice of wood.

As for me, I wouldn't bother with a lid...but that is just my personal preference. It's great just like it is .
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Very nice looking piece. I vote with the others, no lid needed. Nice job.
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Good form. I like it.
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Thanks all. Votes on lid have been taken under advisement.

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Nice vessel, I really like the form. I don't know it I would put a top on it though. But what do I know about style. The spalting adds to it too.
I've asked this of turners before because I'm new to turning. How is the vessel oriented with respect to the log it came from? How large was the blank and which is the outside?
Thanks
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The log this came from was about 20" diameter and the blank was just a little larger than the bowl probably 5"x10" since my lathe only has a 12" swing.
The bottom of the bowl is towards the outside of the log.

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Wow, that's amazing. Great work.
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That is just simply awesome. I love the shape and the spalting is eyecatching. As far as a lid goes, I say go for it. If you don't like the lid on this particular project, you can always turn another vessel to go with the lid. It's a win win situation. Make sure to post pictures.
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I really like this vessel. The grain is beautiful. I really like the spalting.

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Tim that is really sharp! Nice looking piece of wood and nice execution on the form.

I would say go for it on the lid too. If it doesn't look right no harm done, but it would be good experience and if it comes out great....you can sit back and smile!

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Really nice piece of Hackberry there. Nice spalting.
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Beautiful turning. I say try the lid. If it doesn't work then just take it off. Maybe try a couple of lids to see what looks best. I bet walnut would look nice though.
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