WT #114, hollowing begins.
I have the piece mounted back in the lathe with the steady rest and my deep hollowing tools in place. It sure is nice to have the proper tooling for hollowing large deep vessels. It makes it much safer with less wear and tear on the body. Right now I’m running the lathe at about 250 RPM. I’ll adjust that as needed as I get closer to the OD of the vessel and the velocity across the cutter increases. Hollowing generally is at much lower speeds than working on the outside of the vessel.