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Hollowed the teal sphere. Used a technique I don't believe is common, but worked well
Posted By Craig Daymon
Date Friday, 27 May 2022, at 10:59 a.m.

I think this probably works best for spheres and maybe more appropriate for end grain hollowing.

Anyway, I got the bulk of the material out in the traditional way and the first half to an appropriate thickness. The second half, including that annoying nib in the center, were more challenging.

First I nibble at the nib to get it at least close to smooth. Then I take a scraper (in this case, a 1.5" wide Penn State round nose, a true bargain tool, with a slight negative rake bevel) and bring it in to center, or just below the nib if one remains and I lean back on the handle, moving the cutting edge from center toward the top. Even bringing the handle down between the bed ways.

OK, so maybe not for the entire lower half, but for about the lower third it works quite well.

Wondering if anyone else has hollowed at all in this manner as I definitely have not seen it in any books or videos. Would advise appropriate face shield protection as the force being applied does have the potential to throw pieces toward you if you go through the side.

I can say it worked well for me.

 

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