Covid-19 Hollow Forms

I decided to self quarantine myself for 2 weeks after I returned from a rafting trip to Costa Rica on March 17th. Then Governor Cuomo added a few more weeks.

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. and my “Sanding Wet Wood” blog entry.

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.

2 Failures

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.

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