Walnut Turned Hollow Form (8/19/2007)
I really don't like this piece much at all. It was a leftover chunk from cutting bowl blanks out of half logs, and I turned it mostly to get more practice with my hollowing rig. The inside turned out ok, but since the piece is sidegrain (as opposed to most hollow forms being end grain oriented) it was a bit of a chore to keep smooth. My biggest dissapointment is the outside form - the top surface should curve more as it comes down from the rim, and the foot is much much too large and clunky. To my eye it begs for a bit of refinement to make the shape work well. So close, yet so far...
4" tall in walnut finished with buffed danish oil:
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