View Full Version : Form Practice: Weed Pot

Vaughn McMillan
06-11-2006, 2:40 AM
In between pens and bottle stoppers, I turned this little weed pot for LOML out of some scrap walnut. I did it mostly for some form practice. Turned between centers, then I used forstner bits to bore the hole and get the spur center marks off the bottom. It was sanded to 1200 grit and finished with just a couple quick coats of wipe-on poly and some Johnson paste wax. Try as I might, I couldn't get a photo without some glare.



Your critique and suggestions are welcome.

- Vaughn

Dennis Peacock
06-11-2006, 3:10 AM
Very pretty Vaughn.!!!! I love the wood and the form is very pleasing. I really like the way it curves up to the lip of the vessel. Very nice. :cool: :D

Henry C. Gernhardt, III
06-11-2006, 4:33 AM
Vaugn, that's a very nice looking weed pot. Smooth curves, great wood, nice embellishment.

Christopher K. Hartley
06-11-2006, 7:54 AM
Vaughn, great job!I like the form and the wood. How large is it? From the picture it looks as though it may be large enough to hollow with your tools. Have you been able to try that yet?:)

Dick Parr
06-11-2006, 8:18 AM
Very nice Vaughn, the form looks great as does the wood and style of the pot.

Steve Ash
06-11-2006, 8:39 AM
Looks great Vaughn, are you sure you JUST started turning? :)

John Miliunas
06-11-2006, 8:58 AM
Sorry Vaughn, but I just can't seem to come up with any suggestions for improvement! Looks great, IMHO, just as it sits! :) :cool:

Bernie Weishapl
06-11-2006, 11:15 AM
Vaughn great job. I like the simple form and of course the walnut. That is my favorite turning wood. Looks mighty fine to me. I am sure the wife will like it.

Curt Fuller
06-11-2006, 11:15 AM
I agree with what everyone else has said. That just has a real nice look to it.

Jim Becker
06-11-2006, 11:47 AM
It's nice as it is. That said, for your next one, try making the top/rim end smaller and the bottom end larger, but with a smaller "foot" if you choose to have one. It will feel a little lighter, yet more stable, than the current version.

A good way to experiment with forms like this is to take scrap and do a few of them without hollowing. Smooth them off and paint them flat black. Put them on a shelf where you can stand back and view them in contemplation. Pick the one you like the best and do three more with that form, but with refinements. Etc., until you get the form that is most pleasing, balanced and in line with your project intention. (These can be smaller than your intended final turning if you choose)

Corey Hallagan
06-11-2006, 12:01 PM
Excellent Vaughn! Nice work!


Ernie Nyvall
06-11-2006, 1:21 PM
Nice one Vaughn. I like the form.


Doug Thompson
06-11-2006, 1:31 PM
Cool! The bead around the outside of the rim makes all the difference in the world. Nice shape... smaller foot.

Good one,

George Conklin
06-11-2006, 2:22 PM
You did well with the form, Vaughn. Nicely done.

Ken Fitzgerald
06-11-2006, 3:54 PM
Excellent weed pot Vaughn! I like the form.