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So I was thinking about trying my hand a doing a little hollowing. Nothing crazy, maybe like one of those round vase things that are usually topped with a finial. So no bigger the 6-7" in dia and an opening of 2" or so.

So the question is what tool(s) would be the best for this? Or is anyone not hollowing any more and looking to get rid of so tools.

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You can always make your own tools. I can tell that 6"-7" diameter or deep is about the max I think I would want to go freehand. I did one vase about 6"tall 4" diameter and it about beat me to death.

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Well I'm not going 7" deep... Only about 3" deep. Like I would start with a 6x6x3 bowl blank.

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That's one of the harder shapes to hollow. Unless of course, you leave the opening really large, which is good because you can also see what your doing which really helps when you first start hollowing.
You can hollow most of it with a bowl gouge cutting from the center out with the flute pointing toward the left at about 9:30 or 10 oclock.
The area under the lip can be hollowed with a straight bar with a cutter mounted about 45 degrees. I use a 3/16" square placed in a 1/4" round hole. If you know how to make a handle send me your mailing address and I'll build one this afternoon and send it to you. [email protected]
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Thanks for the offer, I sent you an email.

Of course that style would be the hardest... It looks the coolest. And I never seem to start anything out simple.

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Derek I sent it this afternoon. I forgot to tell you how to sharpen it. Just fine the angle of the front and gently hold it against the wheel. Then slide it to the right so it goes off the wheel. lift the handle a little so the side of the wheel will grind the left side.
then repeat this on the right side of the tool. Move the tool to the left across the wheel and as it goes off the end lower the handle to grind some relief and the proper angle on the right side of the tool.
Be gentle. This is an easy way to grind these tools but you can't push on it.
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