In this project, John laminates a turning blank from three pieces of wood and then turns a nice vase from it. After the turning is done, John separates the 3 pieces and reassembles them without the middle piece.
The resulting vase is more oval (somewhat eccentric) in shape and that makes for a very unique turned vessel. This project is worth a try if you're looking for something a bit unusual. It will surely have most people wondering how you did that!
In this article, AJ looks back at these end grain segmented vases that he created over 25 years ago. He shows each step along the way to help interested people in taking this unusual concept further. At 90 years old, he won't be making any more and hopes that someone might experiment with the techniques that he devised and is so proud of, as he ought to be!!
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.
Ellis says, "I build a blank from four billets, stick them together with double sided tape and cut a depression that will form the hollow interior. I then pull the blank apart, turn the pieces 180° and glue them together. I mount this block on the lathe and cut the exterior. As I cut the external shape, I create four openings or windows to the interior where the interior curves intersect with the outer surface."
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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