I decided to turn one hollow form a day to keep the doctor away. See photos. 21 hollow forms in roughly 3 weeks.
I turned all of these hollow forms using my new Done In One Day method. See my “Done In One Day” blog entry. https://carlford.us/blog/2020/02/done-in-one-day-vases/ and my “Sanding Wet Wood” blog entry. https://carlford.us/blog/2020/03/sanding-wet-wood/
40 Hollow Forms in 40 Days
The saga continues. Governor Cuomo extended the Covid-19 shutdown.
I decided to keep turning one hollow form a day to keep the doctor away. I have now turned 40 hollow forms in roughly 40 days. And, it rained on most of those days. What did Noah do during his 40 days of rain?
Actually I turned two hollow forms on some days and took some days off to work in my garden.
I decided to play around with some different rims, different shapes and different finishes. I also turned some mother daughter pairs out of the same log on the same day with the same finish. See first photo below.
60 Hollow Forms in 3 Months
20 more hollow forms. I have now turned 60 hollow forms in the last 3 months. During the Covid-19 shutdown. So far so good. They have kept the doctor away.
During the last month I turned 2 hollow forms per day when it rained. Otherwise, I mostly worked in my garden, went for a walk or relaxed.
I have continued to play around with different surface decorations. I also decided I should turn some natural wood hollow forms with colorful rims.
People love to see my failures! Here are 2 that go away. I am pretty happy with only 2 failures out of 60.
I put my finger thru the one on the left after I made it to thin. I was fooling around with a new hollowing tool. I decided to use it for carving practice after I put my finger thru it.
I gave up on the one on the right. I decided, I just really don’t like it. I was trying to pierce it using a new Saburr Tooth Carving Wheel in my Proxxon Mini Grinder. It did not work out. I made the piece to thick.
Time For Something Completely Different!
I ran out of FRESH maple logs. Thus no more hollow forms for now. It is time for something completely different!
I have started making Nick Agar style square wall hangings. I am using the techniques I learned in a class with Nick at Arrowmont last year. Nick’s technique. My designs!
Here are the first 2 pieces that I made in the last couple of days. I am happy with them, but they still need some improvements.