My First Hollow Form

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  • Jim Ketron
    Forum Newbie
    • Jul 2005
    • 68
    • Weber City, Va, USA.

    My First Hollow Form

    This is my first complete hollow form. I used my homemade captive hollowing rig and Iím very pleased with the results. I have been wanting to try these for a while now and decided it was time to try it out. I have 2 more ready to finish turn, and I canít wait to work on the others!
    It is Box Elder with curl and red flame and a few small sections of burl. This one has a little of everything in it.
    The Finish is 5 thick coats of Deft lacquer, wet sanded to 2000 then hand waxed and polished.
    It measures 7Ē tall X 6Ē at its widest point.

    (Have Chainsaw-Will Travel) please visit my web site
  • Dick Parr
    Forum Newbie
    • Jul 2005
    • 18
    • Knoxville, TN, USA.

    That is a really beautiful job Jim.

    That HF has some really great color and curl in it and the style is very nice.


    • Jim Boyd
      Veteran Member
      • Dec 2002
      • 1766
      • Montgomery, Texas, USA.
      • Delta Unisaw

      The wood choice is excellant but for once form exceeds it! I really like the shape
      Jim in Texas and Sicko Ryobi Cult Member ©


      • boblon
        Senior Member
        • Aug 2003
        • 727
        • Florida, USA.

        Wow, that is impressive. That is a VERY nice piece. The shape, the wood, the finish, everything is awesome.

        Excellect work there.

        "Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from poor judgement."


        • autiger1
          Senior Member
          • Jan 2003
          • 549
          • Tampa, Florida, USA.

          WOW!!!! Nice work! Love the wood choice too.



          • Whaler
            Veteran Member
            • Dec 2002
            • 3281
            • Sequim, WA, USA.
            • DW746

            Beautiful work Jim. The form and the wood work well together.



            • mudder
              Veteran Member
              • Jul 2003
              • 1532
              • I live in a house
              • Delta 36-650

              quote:Originally posted by Jim Ketron

              ..... I used my homemade captive hollowing rig and Iím very pleased with the results.
              How bout a picture of the rig? Maybe a little explination of how you made it? I'm thinking of making one myself and I'd like to get as many ideas as I can.




              • Doug Jones
                Established Member
                • Oct 2004
                • 332
                • Indiana
                • Delta 36-444

                Jim, I've been watching your turning skills develope for quite some time now. It looks as if you just took another step up on the skill meter. What can I say that hasn't already been said. You should feel really good about this one.


                • gerti
                  Veteran Member
                  • Dec 2003
                  • 2233
                  • Minnetonka, MN, USA.
                  • BT3100 "Frankensaw"

                  Nice all around, figure, shape, finish!

                  I second the request for more info on you hollowing rig.



                  • monte
                    Forum Windbag
                    • Dec 2002
                    • 5242
                    • Paw Paw, MI, USA.
                    • GI 50-185M

                    Very nice Jim!
                    Monte (another darksider)
                    Reporting Live from somewhere near Kalamazoo



                    • Ken Massingale
                      Veteran Member
                      • Dec 2002
                      • 3862
                      • Liberty, SC, USA.
                      • Ridgid TS3650

                      WOW, enough said..


                      • jdoolitt
                        Established Member
                        • Jun 2004
                        • 124
                        • .

                        First hollow form? Great job! I wish someone would post some pictures of blow-outs and lost projects. You guys are making this look too easy. ;~)

                        Again - very nice job.