Wednesday, 18 January 2012 01:27

2012 Jan - Jack Morse - Hollow Vessel with a Bark Top

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Jack Morse started our 2012 Turning SIG year with a hollow form demonstration.  The piece was made from Ambrosia Maple with a bark upper surface.  Jack started with a blank between centers and the bark surface (top) at the head stock.  He trued the blank and then removed most of the waste to get the basic rough exterior shape.  A tenon was formed on the bottom and reverse mounted in a scroll chuck with tail stock support.  The form was trued and the upper portion of the form was turned to the desired final shape.  Starting with the hollowing, Jack drilled a hole just larger enough to allow the hollowing bar to be inserted.  Jack wanted the keep the hole as small as possible and less apparent in the finished piece.  The hole was drilled to the desired depth of the hollowing.   Jack used the Carted Products Hollow Roller Vessel Turning System and Laser Guide to perform the hollowing.  The 1.5 hours for the demonstration was not sufficient to complete the hollowing, but Jack had several completed pieces in the Show-an-Tell so that we could see how it will look when finished. 

Jack donated one of the Show-an-Tell items for our surprise drawing.  He also presented the camera operator with a small turned bowl as a thank you for his services.  Thanks Jack.


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