Archive for the ‘Hollow Vessel’ Category


Miniature Vase From A Rose Root – A Thorny Woodturning

May also be viewed on YouTube or Vimeo – But best right here!. I dug up a rose bush from my garden and saved the root. It was not very big but I thought that I’d try to turn something: either a small hollow form or a small vase depending on how the wood turned. […]

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Woodturning Miniature Hollow Form With My New DIY Tools

May also be viewed on YouTube or Vimeo – But best right here. This little vase took some preparation. I did not have smaller tools to keep the top hole to a minimum. So, in the last video, I made a set from Allen wrenches. This little vase is about three inches tall and two […]

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Woodturning A Peek-A-Boo Vase With Launch Disaster

May also be viewed via YouTube. At a recent business meeting at a hotel, I saw some strange chairs around their pool area. A light flashed on in my head: “Could I turn something like that?” Well, certainly not a chair of that size but how about a vase. I’m calling this vase a Peek-A-Boo […]

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Hollow Form UFO Spaceship For My Old Friend ET

I worked for Atari, the video game company, when the movie ET came out. The movie was a blockbuster. Our CEO immediately purchased the video game rights and shoved it thru design and production in record time to have the game in stores for Christmas. We made millions of the ET game. Alas, ET the […]

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Woodturning Open Segment Hollow Form Vase

I appreciate the form of classic vases and decided to turn one using open segmentation. This vase is walnut and cherry. Maple would have contrasted more but I think the tonal shades of the cherry blend nicely with the walnut. It is about 9 inches high and about 5 inches in diameter. This vase has […]

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Hollow Vessel – Segmented For Safety

Hollow vessels (Hollow Forms) are fascinating. How do you go about removing all that wood through that tiny hole in the top. Once you understand how, then you also begin to understand the risks involved especially for larger projects. They then require specialized tools such as bent scrapers. Even then a high skill level is […]

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