Using hollowing tools to remove the wood from an open bowl allows attendees to see the cutting action of the tools that I use to hollow. Covers straight and bent tools of different sizes, and gives a look inside the process that is not possible in a demo of a closed vessel. By showing the cuts on an open bowl, there is no wasted time removing shavings through a small opening, and this allows for more discussion of the tools and skills necessary to produce hollow vessels.
Emphasis on demonstrating the skills necessary to effectively control hand-held hollowing tools. Using a balanced stance and holding the tools in a way that minimizes the effort required to produce controlled cuts, resulting in a clean, smooth surface, inside and out.