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    I was interested in seeing this piece made by Tony. We have exchanged PM's and Tony has suggested I post the contents of that communication. I was then and still am a little hesitant in doing so, I do not want to take anything from Tony's effort.

    In the late 80's our wood turning was visited by Todd Hoyer, a well known American turner, Todd specialised in this form then and made "vase" form. Like Tony, he turned the outside shape first. Todd then made rings (about 6 or so from memory) and then secured them in place with duct tape. The inside was turned a self made tool heavy duty scraper sharpened to a point and "textured". The wood used was freshly cut eucalyptus alba, or poplar gum.

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    As a result of that demo, I had a go at making one also. Mine was made from freshly cut, red mahogany. I turned mine green as red mahogany is pretty hard when dry.

    My effort.

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    Both these vases are approximately 270mm high and about 170mm at the widest part. Hope some get inspiration from this thread.

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    I found Jim's story interesting and thought one or two other turners may appreciate it. I can appreciate Jim feeling a bit uneasy about this, I expect I would if the tables were turned. But at the end of the day we post stuff here to help, encourage and inspire each other.

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    Late this afternoon I found the second piece from that session in 1988, by Todd. Will see if I can get a photo tomorrow. It is along the same lines bit more like a squat hollow form with no sides.

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    Found the piece that Todd Hoyer turned at a demo at our club meet in 1988. I mentioned this in a previous post. It measures about 220 x 110mm. More than a bit challenging.

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    Wow, that's an interesting piece Jim, thanks for posting the pictures. Turning that wouldn't be easy and getting a good finish on the inside even harder. I'm sure there are all sorts of possibilities based around this concept and Ill probably have a go at another when a piece of wood gives me inspiration. However, for a feature or display piece my preference is for a classical shaped vase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powderpost View Post
    I was then and still am a little hesitant in doing so, I do not want to take anything from Tony's effort.
    Likewise, I am also hesitant to post the following for the same reason. I did appreciate Tony sharing his interesting and challenging piece, so no disrespect to him. I also appreciated Jim's posting his and Todd Hoyer's piece and techniques.

    All of the above pieces are examples of deep hollowing that come with the additional challenge from the flexing of the wings. At least with deep hollowing there are techniques for securing the wings externally or internally, although Tony has been able to execute his without those. I take my beret off to him!

    And, here is another take on the wing theme.


    Because the 'wings' were slightly curved across they acted like aircraft wings (ie they lifted towards the longer top surface) creating significant vibration and a roar not dissimilar to a propeller or bull roarer. It was quite a challenging piece to complete with a satisfactory finish given the degree of flex across its 60cm/24" wing span. I had to develop a way of completing the 'feet" so that it sat stably and balanced. Perhaps a thread for another time on that.

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    My word that's a classy piece Neil, thanks for posting.
    I consider my original piece a bit of an experiment and posted it to see what comments it generated. In that context I am happy for others to post related work that creates discussion and provides us all with a bit of inspiration.

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    Nice work

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    having a fresh look at it and i like it even more. Imagine being surrounded by that quality of stuff......

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