Hollow Vessels With Or Without Lids/or Finials


Maple Burl Hollow Form

By Charlie Hamilton at YoungWoodworker in Richmond, VA.

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This is a maple burl hollow form. This was the first hollow form I ever made. It features a natural edge rim and unique design. For finish I used General Finishes High Preformance Polyurethane Semi Gloss Water Based Top Coat. I applied  with a foam brush for the first coat. In between coats I sanded with 600 grit sandpaper, and than reapplied the finish. After 3 coats I called it done. I really like the stain semi gloss finish on this piece. The finish really brings out the figure in the wood as well as enhancing the woods natural colors. 

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Northmen

By Darren Throop in Green Bay, WI.

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I wanted to keep a natural look for this piece as it was inspired by the decor in the A&E series, "Vikings". The hollow form, made from a highly spalted piece of maple was sanded to 600 grit, giving the piece a soft, smooth feel and appearance.  I applied Myland's Cellulose Sanding Sealer to firm up and protect this soft piece of spalted wood in preparation for the final wax finish.

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Wrapped Walnut

By Bob Rotche

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This walnut hollow vessel measures 10" tall x 5" in diameter. The lid is turned from African blackwood and is topped with a deer antler tip wrapped in hemp. The main form is wrapped in jute twine with the section being framed by bands of lines burned with a skew pyrography tip. The intent being juxtaposition of a tribal feel of the coarse natural fibers, pyrography and antler with the clean contemporary style of the high hard edged vessel with rounded lid and carved integral feet. The finish is Danish oil which has been buffed to give it a soft sheen.

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Mesquite burl hollow form

By Cory Mullenaux in Safford, AZ.

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This is a Mesquite burl hollow form that is 9" wide by 7" tall. The finish used is General finishes Seal A Cell base coat and followed by Arm R Seal gloss finish . I'm pleased with these two products . They work so well together. This is one of my favorite pieces.

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Nightmare

By Chris in TN.

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This is a Maple Burl that I turned and was sanded off of the lathe. It is finished with sanding sealer and GF salad bowl finish. 

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Spalted Florida Maple

By Artisticturning, Owner

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This is a hollow 10" Diameter hollow form that was turned from Florida Maple that has spalted. Spalting creates septacular colors and figure in wood. Spalting occours when a spalt fungus enters wet wood and eats the sugars in the wood. The wood is not harmed or degraded. The exterior has three coats of Gel Topcoat. The interior is coated with flex epoxy and allows it too be used with water for flowers.

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Hollow Vessel with Finial and Base

By Sonny Gibson at Tralia Turnings

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This Hollow Vessel was power sanded to 600 grit. After sanding I applied 2 thick coats of medium CA glue to the Maple vessel. After shooting a light coat of accelerator the vessel was re-sanded to 600 grit. At this time I buffed the surface with VONAX with a white diamond buffing wheel made by BEAL BUFFING system. The ebony finial, collar, and base were sanded to 1500 grit and shot with a single coat of MINWAX gloss lacquer.

The piece is roughly 13 in in height and 8.5 in in total width.

Ebonized Florida Cherry / Live Oak Final

By Artisticturning, Owner

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I have taken a log section of Florida Cherry and turned and hollowed a vessel that is about 11" tall and 8" wide. I applied a basketweave texture to the exterior with pyrography(Woodburning), I also added additional texture with a power carver. I then took a slice of Live Oak Burl and made a lid. the exterior and lid were ebonized and the exterior was given a finish with Gel Topcoat.

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Flame Boxelder Hollow Vessel

By Kreg Hamburger at Kreg Hamburger Productions, LLC in Denver, CO.

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Natural red coloring of the interior Boxelder tree complete the four inch tall hollow form with simplw edges and lines.

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Camphor Burl Hollow Form

By Artisticturning, Owner

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This hollowform was turned from a piece of camphor burl. The colors and figure are spectacular in this piece of wood The cap was turned from Florida cherry. The exterior was finished with multiple coats of Gel Topcoat and buffed. The size of the vessel is 11" tall x 8" wide.

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Marble Spirit Vessel

By Kreg Hamburger at Kreg Hamburger Productions, LLC in Denver, CO.

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A Marble wood hollow vessel with a Walnut fenial. The base marble wood vessel finished with a mixture of one part polyurethane, one part mineral spirits and one part Tung Oil. The fenial finished with Shellawax Cream.

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Spalted Florida Maple Vessel

By Artisticturning, Owner

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I turned this hollowform from Spalted Florida Maple. The beautiful colors and figure partly come from the spalting process. Spalting occours when the spalt fungus enters the wet wood and eats the sugars causing the additional color and figure. The vessel is 8" dia x 6" tall and is 1/8" thick. the exterior has multiple coats of Gel Topcoat -Satin then buffed.

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Cherry Burl Hollow Form

By Ric Taylor in Houston, TX.

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This is a hollow form that has been made from Cherry burl.  The surface was brought to life with some red and yellow dye, and finished with lacquer.  The finished piece is 7" x 7".

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Topoforms

By TreeCreation by Jon Garcia, Artist

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Wipe on, wipe off two coats of "Seal-A-Cell" Clear using "Scott" Shop Towels. Apply eight coats of “Arm-R-Seal” Oil & Urethane Topcoat using “Scott” Shop Towels while rotating on slowest setting of lathe. One coat per day.

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Box Elder Hollow Form

By Ric Taylor in Houston, TX.

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This hollow form is made from curly spalted box elder.  The finish is a hand-rubbed finishing oil and the completed piece measures 11.5" x 4".

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Kansas City Substitute

By Michael Alguire, Machinist/woodturner in Datil, NM.

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Kansas City Substitute

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Elm Burl Hollow Form

By Ric Taylor in Houston, TX.

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This Elm burl hollow form has been completed with a lacquer finish.  The overall size is 3.5" x 2.5".

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Buckeye Burl Form

By Artistic Woodturning By Pete Marken, Professional Woodturner

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Buckeye burl form with ebony foot and lip/ 5-3/4" diameter X 4-1/2" tall. Finished with GF Wood Turners Finish.

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Hawaiian Mango Hollow Form

By Ric Taylor in Houston, TX.

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This hollow form was turned from Mango wood that came from Hawaii.  The surface was completed with a hand-rubbed oil finish and the piece measures 9" x 5".

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Flame Boxelder Form

By Artistic Woodturning By Pete Marken, Professional Woodturner

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Flame box elder form 6" diameter X 3-1/2" tall. Finished with GF Wood Turners Finish

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Maple Queen

By Chris in TN.

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This is a Maple Burl hollow form with a Black Walnut lid. I have been very lucky this year in harvesting burls I love turning burls because there is so much grain pattern to enjoy. 

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Owasippe Burl vase

By Kurt WK in Skokie, IL.

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Oak Burl vase with many voids. With wood from Owasippe Scout Reservation

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Big Fat Lyre

By David DeCristoforo

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Turned from a found burl. I am told by local experts that this is a missletoe burl that grew on a honey locust tree. Lyre finial is carved from rosewood. The piece was "friction polished" using General's Satin Finishing Wax.

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"Sally's Big Sister" (Urn w/ reliquary)

By David DeCristoforo

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Slightly spalted maple, rosewood and ebony. Large urn with hand chased threaded lid w/ reliquary. All parts friction polished with General Satin Fnishing Wax

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Half And Half

By Artistic Woodturning By Pete Marken, Professional Woodturner

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This piece is 4" diameter X 6-1/2" tall not counting finial. The piece was named Half And Half because one half is somewhat spalted and the other not. The lid is black palm with holly trim ring and ebony finial. If you notice the lid flows nicely into the finial, not a piece just glued on top.

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