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Bowl a day, continued

I sensed great impending sadness from you all if I stopped the bowl a day habit so soon, so here is today's offering. Little claro walnut bowl with some nice figure. 5.75" dia, 1.5" high. Enjoy. Now I'm off to do some bottle stoppers, decided against boxes for today (after I chunked the first attempt today )

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That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-10-2012, 03:35 PM
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good looking stuff again
im curious
both dry right?
how much sanding does your work require?
seems i spend way more time sanding than turning.i know its technique but i just cant seem to get them very smooth
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Robert, i started sanding this one at 120 grit and worked through 150, 180, 220, and 320. I use 2" discs on one of these with an old Black and Decker corded drill. http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/st..._holders?Args=
Whole bowl took me 1 hour from start to finish.

As to technique, how are you turning the interior of your bowls, from rim in or from center out? I used to do the center out and found I got more tearout that way. Now I use a Thompson 1/2 bowl gouge with a 50 degree bevel. I also use a large heavy Sorby scraper for final cuts. I've really been concentrating on tool presentation and very light cuts and I've reall minimized the tearout. If I do get too much, I've found that a thin coat of shellac before sanding makes sanding go much easier for some reason.

Hope this helps.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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i do pretty good i guess and getting better i hope lol
i dont have one of those things to get the angle so im not sure the degree.
but the rest i do about the same as you just not as efficient apparently
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Turn close to a hundred bowls and you'll get there ;-)

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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