July 2014 Demo


“Hollow Form Process

by Dennis Ford


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Dennis ford Walnut FireFord DennisI plan on doing a demo on "Hollow Form Process".  This will involve mounting a blank between centers, turning a tenon and rough shape.  I will put the piece in a chuck, dress up the upper outside and hollow the interior with hand held tooling.  To make the process interesting to viewers (and much faster), the blank will have multiple holes drilled in it.  Your camera should be able to show the tool inside the hollow form.  The lower portion of the outside will be shaped after most of the hollowing is done.  I will also bring a blank to make a finial out of in case of  enough time for a quick finial.

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