Hollow Forms are wood turned pieces where the inside is removed. Part of the definition is that the opening of the vessel is very small, often requiring blind access to the inside with your tools.
Specialized tools and techniques are required to be able to core the inside of the wood through such a small hole and to not damage the rim or go through the side of the vessel.
Many of the shapes resemble forms that you would see in pottery or other jar shapes. And of course, your imagination works here too!
|Square to Round Bowls, Vases and Hollow Vessels |
By: Rudolph Lopez
In this tutorial, Rudy shows us how to cut a tall vase turning blank on the band saw. Rudy provides drawings of cuts for bowls, vases and hollow vessels.
After mounting between his turning blank between centers, Rudy shows us how to turn the outside shape making sure to take into consideration how he'll remount the piece for inside turning. Rudy ends this excellent tutorial by explaining how to reverse turn the piece to clean up the foot.
|Making a Split Bowl|
By: Alan Carter
Split bowl turnings are an interesting and creative alternative to regular bowl turning. By cutting a traditional turning in two and joining the 2 halves together, you can create a unique distinctive work that will stand apart.
Alan provides step-by-step instructions with photos on how to make this split bowl turning. The final turning is amazing!
|How to make a Collar for your Hollow Forms|
By: Tom Young
Tom Young provides an excellent tutorial on how to make a collar to fit your turned hollow forms.
|Natural Edge, Lidded Hollow Form|
By: Dwight Bullock
In this demonstration handout, Dwight walks us through all the steps to make a stunning natural edge hollow form. He also includes an excellent description of how he turns his finals and shows a wide range of shapes that you could use.
|Two Piece Hollow Form|
By: Brian McEvoy and Gordon Langer
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.
|Turning a pedestal to hold your bowl or hollow form|
By: Neal Addy
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.
|Making a hollow sphere|
By: Keith Larrett
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!
|Turning a HUGE Vase|
By: Brian MacIvoy
Brian is into "BIG"!! In this project, he starts with a 600 lb. birch log and turns it into a 60" tall, 1/16 wall thickness vase. Yes, it's an amazing thing to see!!
This project is not for the faint of heart!! Each time I see it, I'm in awe!!
|Start to Finsh - Cherry Burl Vessel|
By: Peter Asselyn
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.
|Making a Hollow Form|
By: Joe Traynham
In this photo tutorial, you can see all the steps required to make a hollow vessel. It covers mounting the wood on the lathe, the process of hollowing out the vessels and the finishing process.
|Turning Hollow Vessels|
By: Howard Lewin
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.
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