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The Inside Should Not Be Bigger Than the Outside.

It can’t always go right in the workshop, and after 4 hours turning or so, this project proved that point to me. Darn-it.

whoopsI’ve been getting used to the Sorby Ultima Hollowing Tool recently as you would have seen in some videos, but last week, I have my first ‘incident’ with hollowing.

Rule #1, as was pointed out to me on Facebook: The inside of a piece should not be bigger than the outside.

Having gone all the way through the turning and most of the way through the decorating process, the paint ran and left a streak all the down the outside of the piece!

A quick decision to match the streaks to make it look like the metal paints had ‘melted’ down the side of the pot resulted in a bloody awful mess, so a further decision to sand off the paint and start again was made.

And that’s where it came crashing down which ended up with two parts of the one piece after I sanded off the marks. All is revealed in this weeks video.[membership level=”0″]


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So, a rescue plan is in the offing. I need to look at the piece again to see if it is possible to rescue the piece to make it look like it is ‘right’ and not like it has been bodged up….stay tuned to what what, if anything I can come up with.


Thanks for reading and watching,

One thought on “The Inside Should Not Be Bigger Than the Outside.

  1. I’m glad to hear you’re not giving up on this piece and are planning it’s rescue.

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