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Carving the rims of hollow forms

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What are some of the methods you guys and girls use to carve the rims of hollow forms? Some pics would also be nice. Looking to carve a maple hollow form that on my lathe now. Thanks
 

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I’ve carved rims mostly with a foredom some with a bandsaw.

I’ve been doing Sand carving. Using glass artist’s methods
I put on a resist blast with course ground glass
Color can be put on before the resist or after the blasting.
Rim of a cherry bowl no color, 3 HF with black background color - cherry seed jar, camphor pot, camphor transparent green before blasting
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Lots of options. For me (I haven't done much carving) it all boils down to what tools I have. I recently picked up a few Saburrtooth burrs and really like them. I use them in my dremel with a flex shaft. Also like the Japanese finger files I got from Lee Valley.
 
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I don't know if you consider the rim on this cherry vase as carved. I laid out the curves and then cut with a coping saw. Next step was to use a carving bit in my dremel to smooth out the curves. Final step was hand sanding.
 

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