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Re-turning a dry bowl

Discussion in 'Tutorials and Tips' started by hockenbery, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. hockenbery

    hockenbery AAW Advisor Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2004
    Lakeland, Florida
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    In January 2017 I did a demo for tri-county Woodturner's about working with green wood. It had three parts: Overview of wood and tips for successful drying, Roughing a green bowl, and Re-turning the dry bowl. Special thanks to Jan Brown for excellent video work and to Carl Brown for Setting up all the gear and making the DVD.

    Below is the video of the Re-turning a dry bowl part. It shows the way I mount and turn a dried bowl mostly using the Ellsworth gouge. I also use a small bowl gouge with a Michelson grind for the first inch of the inside and spindle gouge for reshaping the tenon and turning out the foot.
    What I would do differently at home is to sand the whole bowl before jamb chucking it to turn off the bottom. With figured wood or a large bowl I might have to use a round nose scraper to clean up the inside bottom after the gouge. My bowls are wider than tall so a bottom feeder is not needed. I highly recommend wearing a face shield.

    View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCZWsHB4vlM
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2017
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