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Curly Claro Walnut bowl

Turned this one today. Nice piece of curly Claro Walnut. 6" diameter and 2" tall. Enjoy.

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That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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That sure is a nice looking bowl. Was this turned green?
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Nice job!! Looks awesom
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Was this turned green?
Nope. I have a huge stash of kiln dried turning blanks that I get from a friend. He works at a shop that does large natural edge and straight edged conference tables, desks, etc from salvaged trees. He supplies me with ends and edges a couple times per year. I get Claro, elm, maple, madrone, sycamore and anything else of interest that he can get. Usually 2.5-3.5" thick, sometimes thicker. Sometimes it's a lot of ends of boards (big bowls and platters sizes) other times it more edges (small bowls, handles, etc). But it's cheap and it keeps it from being burned.

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

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Beautiful wood and design by you, Dusty.
I like the stepped bottom.
Which one of the steps is the mortise for the chuck?

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Actually turned it with a tenon and then turned the tenon/foot off. Took a class from Dale Nish a few years ago and he emphasized taking as much care/detail with the bottom as you do with the rest of the bowl because inevitably everyone looks ;-)

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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I agree with that statement...
The first thing they do is touch it and say oooohhhh it's so smooth...
then they flip it over and ask how you made the foot or the recess.

So what's the theory behind turning it with a tenon and then cutting it off?
Wouldn't it be easier to just cut the recess?
...and how do you mount it to cut it off? vacuum? Longworth?

Thanks...just curious

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I always turn with a tenon and almost always leave a small foot on my bowls. Mostly my preference but also decreases the oops factor of turning a bowl into a funnel. Just decided that since I left this one thick enough I'd take the foot off, do something different.

I have a separate chuck with jumbo jaws on that I use to turn the bottoms. Makes life simple.

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