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Thread: Decided it's time for a vase

  1. #16
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    Thanks Robert. Love documenting the work although I tend to get involved in the turning and sometimes leave out key steps.
    As far as the steady rest...this piece has given me opportunities that I wouldn't normally have. It's great and Dennis put a lot of love into it.
    The slides are 3/4 square while the guides are 1" square. I think it's standard channel found at home depot.
    Apparently the mount for the lathe bed was the tricky part.
    Here's some close ups.
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    ~john
    "There's nothing wrong with Quiet" ` Jeremiah Johnson

  2. #17
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    Really nice work and self learning is the best. I switched to vases and urns decades ago--FYI--there are many really great boring bits out there that really make boring easy even with handheld tools. But I admire home made and frugal tools too.

  3. #18
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    Thanks Robert Yup, I love to explore and learn new things. It might take a little more time but I think our personal style is the reward. (unfortunately my personal style looks like a sea cucumber from time to time)
    ~john
    "There's nothing wrong with Quiet" ` Jeremiah Johnson

  4. #19
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    John, if you are serious about hollowing there is one foolproof tool out there. The entire tool is high dollar but the cutter head(listed as a power head) is a fraction of the whole tool. You are a handy man and the cutter is easily mounted in a 3/8" hole in any shaft you have. It is several times as fast and nonclogging as the rest. I've used it on a homemade Jamison type rig for 25 years--it cuts and not scrapes as many do. It is handled by Packard tools --Pro-Forme tools by Woodcut. Very easily sharpened and lasts for years even at semi-pro work levels I hollow to 20" when Feel up to it. Send a note if you have questions. Also It will Not grab if adjusted like any tool must be.

  5. #20
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    Just visited their site and browsed the Pro Forme tools. Actually looks perfect. Heck, I haven't spent any money in a long time. Maybe I oughta splurge just a little!!!
    Thanks for the tip Mr. Baccus
    ~john
    "There's nothing wrong with Quiet" ` Jeremiah Johnson

  6. #21
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    Thanks for the posts. Look there may be a steady in my future!

  7. #22
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    Thanks for the posts John. When I joined several years ago many folks posted their work and process and many offered comments and critiques. I learned a lot from those. I have yet to try anything that thin and deep, but you inspire me to try.

  8. #23
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    Been a while since Iíve visited SMC, nice to see ya John and making a nice deep form! Iíve not done any hollowing in a while, not that Iíve got it in me to stick a piece of iron down in the hole without some assistance .
    I do like the shape, and extra details. 👍
    Laugh at least once daily, even if at yourself!

  9. #24
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    Thanks Tim
    It was pretty fun to get back to hollowing. A little un-nerving but just like riding a bike
    ~john
    "There's nothing wrong with Quiet" ` Jeremiah Johnson

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