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    Making of a Lidded Hollow Bowl

    Well I woke up this morning with an idea. Headed out to the shop early and found myself a piece of walnut
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    Got it mounted up and turned the outer profile....mostly using the skew20190818_090627.jpg
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    Then I needed to drill a hole to set my depth 20190818_093943.jpg
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    Did my hollowing with a homemade tool I call Big Bertha
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    Also got the piece ready to accept the cherry collar in the next step
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    John, photo of big bertha, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Hart View Post
    Did my hollowing with a homemade tool I call Big Bertha
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    Also got the piece ready to accept the cherry collar in the next step
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    I think this equates nicely to wood turning as well . . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Blair View Post
    John, photo of big bertha, please?
    Hi Pete...had to go hunt for pictures. Found them here on the creek. I made Bertha and the Ugly Stick many years ago so I could learn how to hollow. Both tools were used on this project.
    Bertha is good for long reaches with lots of heft and leverage. The Ugly Stick was specifically made to get under the shoulder of vases and HF's.
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    Thanks John look a lot like some tools being sold commercially today with an added carbide cup cutter.

    Quote Originally Posted by John Hart View Post
    Hi Pete...had to go hunt for pictures. Found them here on the creek. I made Bertha and the Ugly Stick many years ago so I could learn how to hollow. Both tools were used on this project.
    Bertha is good for long reaches with lots of heft and leverage. The Ugly Stick was specifically made to get under the shoulder of vases and HF's.
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    Pete


    * It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep for life - Sister Elizabeth Kenny *
    I think this equates nicely to wood turning as well . . . . .

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    So now I have to turn the cherry precisely to the cut in the walnut
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    It has to be perfectly flat
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    Then the tenon cut. This has to be a press fit to the walnut
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    So now I can put them together. Using the new gorilla clear glue. It fit was so tight that I had to pound it in place with a mallet
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    While the main body is drying, I'm going to make it a little walnut hat.
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    Now time to turn the main body.
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    Turning the neck is first. Very difficult cut.
    Had to make a special little tool for this. Making the tool took 5 minutes. Turning the neck took about an hour
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    Now diving into the inside
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    Have to make sure the hat fits
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    Now turn it around and do the foot.
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    Made a little raindrop out of bullet proof glass for the hat.
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    Finish sanding and getting started on the lacquer finish.
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    And that's it!!
    7 hours with a lunch break.
    Pretty dang good day
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