I recently read one of the threads on some forum page about when a person is ready to turn their first project. Today was that day for me. I decided to just go ahead and do it. For a beginner I thought that everything was progressing quite well. I got the outside of the bowl turned and was surprised by how little I had to sand it. Got the turning attached to my nova chuck and thought that the inside was going just as well. But you can probably imagine my surprise when I turned through the bottom of the bowl because I totally forgot to figure in the depth of the hole where I attached the chuck.Well there is always tomorrow.