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bowl turning

Discussion in 'Newbie' started by Dave Fritz, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. MichaelMouse


    May 16, 2005
    You apparently do not hollow as I do. Had occasion a few years back to check my interior timing on 10 to 13 " pieces to compare with coring challenge. Seven/Nine minutes switch on to set down, IIRC. Not as fast as George's coring, but I have a perpetual supply of northern hardwood to work with, and the stove sometimes wants a relight, or the chicken lady some bedding, so that's how the interior leaves.

    I don't use a spur drive, because it's too easy to cam out with wet sapwood. Schoolkids just aren't too careful, sometimes. The thing's made for long grain, as you know. If new guys are planning on using, give a 1/4" deep counterbore to seat in, just in case.
  2. hockenbery

    hockenbery AAW Advisor Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2004
    Lakeland, Florida
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    If you have 5 minutes to look at the video you can see exactly how I hollow a bowl.

    Those times are pretty good, however if you are interested in speed you would likely cut those times in half with a side ground gouge once you learn to use it well.

    Here is a demo on a 9" bowl remember demo time runs about 3x shop time.

    View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flw8LwQqGQU
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2017

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