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Redwood Hollowform

Discussion in 'Turning Critique Forum' started by DKMD, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. DKMD

    DKMD Sawbones Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator Full Member Thread Starter

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    I got a nice piece of sinker redwood from @Anthony a while back, and I decided to make a little hollowform. Probably about 6" tall including the doodad on top(didn't measure it).

    The 'finial' is maple that I textured then burned with a torch... Used a little copper sheet as an accent. One coat of General salad bowl finish.

    I'm not sold on the whole thing, so feel free to rip it apart or tell me how I could have made it better!

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  2. Albert Kiebert

    Albert Kiebert Member Full Member

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    David, I think the vessel shape is real nice, the bead on top could be a little shorter perhaps and the "handle" seems big, perhaps thinner/shorter? and more dimpling on handle and copper if your trying to make it look hand-hammered. :ponder:
     
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  3. barry richardson

    barry richardson Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    I love the shape! Love the texturing too. Aesthetically, the piece on top seems a little big to me, shorten a bit maybe?
     
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    TimR Sawdust Engineer Full Member

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    Love the form David, and the topper is cool but I'd like seeing it a bit narrower as others have mentioned.
     
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  5. Tony

    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    Doc, as far as I'm concerned you shouldn't change a dam thing. I'm normally not a fan if the copper plating but it looks sweet here! Tony
     
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    I like the profile, not sold on the "unibrow" Might I suggest a collaboration with @duncsuss?
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    I love the shape of the hollowform, but agree the "doodad" on top seems a little big. Perhaps a little shorter and a little smaller diameter....like this....
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    Nice work! Wish I had half your turning skills.

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  8. Schroedc

    Schroedc Apprentice Saw Maker Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    On the finial, maybe see how it looks if you took it the other way and went much wider. With the shape that might go really well....
     
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    Very well done.
     
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  10. NYWoodturner

    NYWoodturner Wood Spinner Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator Full Member

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    Wow - that vessel shape is spot on. I love the curve on the bottom (That gets me in trouble when I get caught looking) and the lift the vessel gets from the height of the shoulders. The copper was a good call especially in that it reflects the colors of the redwood to help it blend. But the finial just doesn't fit IMO. I would just try an entirely different shape.
     
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  11. Lou Currier

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    @DKMD your work always amazes me :good2:

    Haven't seen @Anthony around in a while :unknown:
     
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    I really like it! The only thing that jumped out at me was it could be shinier for my tastes.
     
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    Nice work as always.
     
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    Agree with everyone above, I need to learn how to get such a flowing curve like that, one thing I suck at.
     
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    I like everything but the handle....
    How about something in this sort of style...

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    Keller,
    Form is spot on (as usual).
    Lose the topper, take it in the house and have your wife poke some dried flowers in it (may sound weird but try it).
     
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    What about doing away with the black maple all together and just having the copper pipe/ring?

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    NOPE I like it the original way...that's what gave the piece character.
     
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    The hollowform is beautifully proportioned.

    I was trying to work out why the handle was causing so many people to suggest it be changed, but couldn't put my finger on it. Then @Lou Currier got me looking at it a different way -- perhaps not the size, but something about the form could be adjusted? I think it's because the stick is mostly straight, but with a bend at the middle. Maybe if the stick is made more curved, as a sort of reflection of the top of the hollowform? Here's a quick & dirty Photoshop with some warp applied to the stick ... it might be a bit too large, but I think the shape is more fitting to the form.

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    After looking at it again, I don't think just the copper ring works, looks like something is missing and it doesn't work proportionally.

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