Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Central Florida
I fully understand what you want to do.
for bowls and such, I would visit the KUTZALL and King Arthur's Tools
websites and see what kind of tools they have that would serve your
needs better (and safer).
for large bowls, I would use the 4" angle grinder and some aggressive cutters.
maybe it is time for you to invest in a flex shaft tool if you want to do
a lot of this type of projects.
I have done a lot of power carving as well as turning on a lathe.
personally, I get more satisfaction out of power carving as you are not
limited to perfectly symmetrical round projects.
just dig in and have fun with it !! think safe & work safe.
oh, and to answer your question: "is using a 5" bit completely crazy?"
yes, yes it is - and also unsafe.
-- I am a painter. That's what I do. I paint things --
Last edited by John Smith_inFL; 11-18-2019 at 04:24 PM.