In this photo tutorial, Brian McEvoy shows us how he makes a two-piece hollow form. It looks a lot like a "space ship" and is a very nice form.
By making his hollow form with two pieces, Brian avoids the need for specialized tools and having a hollowing tool that overhangs the tool rest by many inches. So, in general this method may be considered safer and at least, easier for beginners.
People will turning experience in platters, plates or bowls should have the majority of skills to make this type of hollow form.
In this photo tutorial, Neal shows us how to create a pedestal to hold your bowls and hollow forms off the table surface creating a new form of artwork!
Neal does a great job of explaining how he holds his spindle on the lathe which is one of the more important aspects of being successful with this project. Then he shows us how he turns the spindle including his method to attach it to his hollow form.
In this photo tutorial, Keith shows us how he turns a hollow sphere. Now it's one thing to turn a sphere but turning a hollow sphere is a completely different task! He does a wonderful job of showing what it takes to accomplish this task and provides excellent pictures to explain the process.
Using Keith's instructions, you should be able to tackle this job and end up with a beautiful result!
In this photo tutorial, Peter mounts one coarse looking burl with branches and all on his lathe. He shows how he turns it to shape and then shows a couple of shots of his captured hollowing tool. He ultimately hollows it all out and shows us how he jamb chucks it to finish the bottom. He ebonizes the burl as the final step.
This 90 minute video covers the set up and use techniques for both the Jamieson boring bar system and the Jamieson laser measuring system.
Fred Holder, the owner and publisher of More Woodturning, the newspaper for turners did an in-depth review of the video in the March-April 2003 issue. He summed up the review by saying: "For people trying to perfect their techniques for turning hollow vessels this video is excellent. The details that Lyle shows in this video will help you no matter what boring bar system you are using. It is one of the best videos I have ever watched...and the best step by step instructions on turning hollow forms that I have ever seen in a video or in a personal demonstration."
In this fine project, Howard shows how he approaches the task of hollow turning. He shows the different types of tools that can be used and how they are used inside the vessel. He then walks you through the process giving a great overview.
Create end grain bowls from branches while retaining the bark as a rim. Chris also demonstrates the advantages of rough turning bowls and explains how to remount them when dry and warped. Full information on relevent tools and equipment.
This project is a list of steps to take in turning a vase. The real value in this project is the image of the homemade turning tools at the bottom of the page. If you're interested in making your own hand held hollow tools, check it out.
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