Holding green blank without tenon

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  1. Gerald Lawrence

    Gerald Lawrence

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    To do this it works best to turn to completion. When you do the turn with it mounted in the chuck you would turn as if you plan to have a flat bottom or foot. Remember you will need enough thickness in the bottom so that you can turn the curve at the bottom . Visualize a curve going thru the tenon to the bottom, and it will also remove the shoulder on the tenon.

    Once you have turned the regular bowl and then reverse it ti complete the bottom . You can reverse any way you have available but the cheap way is to put a pad over the chuck jaws and bring up the tailstock to hold in place . Personally I use a vacum chuck. then instead of turning OFF the tenon you will incorporate it into the curve of the vessel. This really adds a neat and tidy look to your NE bowl and the extra weight in the bottom keeps it upright or if you want do the final turn off center to keep the bowl sitting at an angle. Hope this helps. If you need I could make some pics
     
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  2. Gerald Lawrence

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    Actually Michael I do not consider NE bowl (with bark) to have the purpose of holding anything other than air due to the fragility of the bark.

     
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  3. hockenbery

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    @Gerald Lawrence the deeper bowls are harder to do.
    The deeper would be more in the calabash style.

    NE offer so many design opportunities
    Marsh did a lot of deeper than wide bowls that are so lovely to look at.
    Jerry Kermode does a lot of deeper bowls too.
     
  4. Jamie Straw

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    This thread has a wealth of information, thank you all. Al and Gerald -- special mention. Printing out to go in my notebook.:cool:
     

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