Can't turn inside

Discussion in 'Newbie' started by Regis Galbach, May 19, 2017.

  1. Regis Galbach

    Regis Galbach

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    Barry,
    I have watched a LOT of videos. This is the best and most helpful I've ever seen. I could understand and "actually" see what he was doing.
    Thank you,
    Regis
     
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  2. hockenbery

    hockenbery AAW Advisor Staff Member

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    Getting a little hands-on with John or the TAW will cut your learning curve way down.
    You probably have had enough trial and error to give a good base for learning a lot from a hands-on session.

    The folks who do lots of endgrain turning usually go with tools designed to cut from the bottom center to the rim. Hook tools, ring tools, covered ring tools, or even a Ray Key gouge. My recommendation to novices is to put these specialty tools on the back burner until they master the gouge.
     
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  3. john lucas

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    I called Regis and he's coming over this morning to spend some time at the lathe. Glad I will be able to help. Quite often there's simply too much distance between turners and clubs but the AAW has reduced this by helping get more clubs started.
     
  4. Regis Galbach

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    Wow! What a great learning experience I had at John's shop. He is a gentleman and had patience with my questions and my lack of knowledge. I believe he got me off to a clean start with my tools angled correct for beginner and a good practice project for me on a spindle (barrel turn, sphere turn, and bead).

    Thank you John,
    Regis
     
  5. Bill Boehme

    Bill Boehme Administrator Staff Member

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    John is a great teacher, gentleman, and all-around super nice guy.
     
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  6. John Torchick

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    I looked at the date on Barry's post and can't figure out how I missed this one. Ill save the youtube link and review it again. Excellent video- good explanation on what and why for turning end grain.
    John, thanks for your method of turning end grain. I have a a spindle gouge and will experiment with it. Don't have a bowl gouge but it's on the wish list.
    Edit: Going to the shop and work on some pens. Then......try the end grain thing!
     
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  7. Jamie Straw

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    I've struggled mightily with hogging out the insides of bowls. Then spent a little time with Dave Schweitzer. Bingo. I simply don't have the strength or endurance to hollow out going across the bowl (face grain/end grain; FG/EG;FG/EG revolving around). At 17 minutes in the following video, you'll see Dave begin the inside part of a maple bowl. Going into the face grain almost exclusively, then taking out the ripples easily. Although I haven't perfected reaching across and coming at it from the angle he does, hurts the ol' back, I can do close to the same technique with slight modification. Since l starting turning bowls this way, they go much faster and my wrists hardly hurt.

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEy6F7NY8Jc&feature=youtu.be
     
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