From Log to Vase
I am often asked. How do you hollow a vase and what tools do you use ? I hope the following helps to answer some of those questions.
Previously I have used both the Hamlet Big Brother and the Rolly Munro hollowing tools for such projects and although they both work well, it is hard work. Particularly on anything deeper than about 8". The big advantage of the new tool is that the cutting tip can be better controlled and thus produce a cleaner and faster cut with a lot less fatigue on the user, the down side is that any time saved tends to then be lost due to the need to frequently move and reset the tool in order to clear the shavings, particularly on those pieces with the narrower opening.
Best viewed as a slide show-
To see a much larger and clearer image with a brief explanation for each click on the first picture,
then next at the top of each picture which will take you through the sequence