MCW Dec. 08 Meeting
Dec 18, 2008Public
Photo: The beginning blank for Keith Holt's "pouring vessel". The size, angle, and quality of the bark rim is critical. Between centers: turn a tenon and reverse into a scroll chuck.
Photo: After rounding and reversing into a scroll chuck -- marking critical locations with chalk , using a story stick for measurements. These are critical to achieving a pleasing overall shape.
Photo: Beginning hollowing with a gouge. Note the large volume of wood left on the headstock for stability and strength. Keith then goes under the shoulder with a small Sorby bent tool.
Photo: And now for the real hollowing: Keith Holt brandishes his weapon of choice -- heavy-duty Trent Bosch hollowing tools (straight and bent) in a double-ended Kelton handle. Keith alternates using both ends as he gets deeper.
Photo: Hollowing. The unused end of the tool goes under the arm, up against the body, to extend the effective length of the handle for added stability.
Photo: Keith achieves the desired wall thickness without manual measurement by using the color of the transmitted light.
Photo: After hollowing is completed, more of the tail material is removed.
Photo: Taping a restraining ring to the chuck after reversing onto a jam chuck. This is not meant to handle any turning stresses -- just to keep the piece from flying off when separation is achieved -- beats a baseball glove.
Photo: Turning the point to separation.
Photo: Houston, we have separation. The tape can now be removed.
Photo: The lathe is turned into a drum sander to sand the point by hand into a pleasing shape.
Photo: Voilà -- a "pouring vessel". Thanks Keith.