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post #1 of 6 Old 05-29-2012, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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ok i finaly got sum bowls worth posting... i got some spalted pecan some of it has red spalting and some has black slpating...
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Great start! Looking good. One of my personal preferences for bowls is that the curve "flows", or is continuous...no flat surfaces, except the very bottom of the outside. Don't want a rocking bowl. Took me quite a few bowls before I could do that easily and consistently. You're on your way. Also, remember to take as much care finishing and detailing the bottom of your bowls as you do the rest of it. Invevitably people are going to pick them up and look at the bottom. Don't ask me why, but everyone does it.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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im trying hard... i dnt have a chuck to put them in i either have to use a faceplate or do them between centers... i need a donation chuck anyone got one????????

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im trying hard... i dnt have a chuck to put them in i either have to use a faceplate or do them between centers... i need a donation chuck anyone got one????????
You're trying hard and it shows -- I especially like the form of the rear left one in that group.

Have you ever made a jam chuck? It's a flat piece of wood attached to a faceplate (or drilled and tapped so you can screw it directly onto the drive shaft.)

You cut a ring into the face to accommodate the rim of your bowl, and if you cut the sides of the ring at a very slight angle you can literally "jam" the bowl onto it. (You can increase the security with packing tape or a "donut ring" that fits over the bottom of your bowl.)

This lets you finish the outside foot of the bowl.

John Lucas has written a document on different ways to hold a reversed bowl on the lathe ... the first link on THIS PAGE will get the document for you.

Please visit my website, Fruit of the Lathe
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A glue block of waste wood -- even glued up plywood -- will let you use a faceplate and still leave room to develop a foot.
Start between centers and get the bottom good and flat. Use thick CA glue to attach a small block to the bottom and press in place with the tailstock. When it sets up, you can screw your faceplate into the glue block. Make it thick enough -- or use screws shallow enough -- to keep you out of the bowl wood.

I do this all the time for platters where I don't have the wood to waste on a serious foot.

You still want a jam chuck to finish the foot, as was just suggested.
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You have another day or two to get this 4 jaw chuck at a reasonable price. I wanted one and couldn't afford the single key design that cost $200 or more, so I got this one. The dual levers for tightening work but not as easy as the single key design. Anyway I'm ordering another one to keep my Jumbo jaws on so I don't have to switch back and forth.

The Jumbo jaws are reasonably priced also for this chuck.


Chuck $84.99 + Jumbo Jaws $27.29= $112.28 plus shipping
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