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post #1 of 15 Old 09-24-2009, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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Maple Bowl

Im getting hooked! But man do i need some better tools!
This is my first try at a bowl. I made it as a candy bowl for my wifes
office at work. Its about 6" wide.
Hollowing is tricky. I need to save up for a bowl gouge. I still only have
a 1/2" spindle gouge and a HF parting tool. I also want to get a 4 jaw chuck. Does anyone know anything about the Barracuda2 Lathe Key Chuck System? http://www.pennstateind.com/store/CSC3000C.html
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Why is it I can never find my pencil?
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Very pretty.

I don't have that chuck but I seem to recall from other posts that most folks like it.

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WW,
DO NOT USE A SPINDLE GOUGE TO HOLLOW OUT A BOWL!!! Very dangerous thing to do. Get yourself a bowl gouge before you try another one. That is a number one no no in lathe turning. I have a barracuda chuck on my jet midi. It works well, came with four sets of jaws and as a bonus a free set of bowl jaws. I have had no problems with it.
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Mike. Love it. man it looks like is it so soft to the touch. Great wood choice and the shape of the bowl fits very nicely with the wood. awesome Mike.
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Better stop now or you will be hooked on turning for life.
I believe there is an organization out there to help you before it's too late.
WTA (wood turners anonymous). By the looks of this bowl (very nice) even
they can no longer help you. Might as well come clean right now and tell everyone
that if you don't show up for work or other important dates, check the lathe before
calling the police. They will find you there!
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DO NOT USE A SPINDLE GOUGE TO HOLLOW OUT A BOWL!!!


Sorry Mike, I hereby promise to never try another bowl without the proper tools.
Do I have to write that out a hundred times?
I just want to play with it so much. I suppose i could make rough rounds for future use till i get the correct tools.
And thanks for the advice, I will be more careful.

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Jeez, I can't believe I just glossed right over the fact that you used a spindle gouge. I heartily second Mike's advice.

I really understand your wanting to do turning, even with not the best choice of tools, but Mike's right about that combination (spindle gouge / bowl turning) being a real no-no.

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The last 4 jaw I saw ..

was a bit of a pain as each jaw was adjusted sseparately The 3 jaw adjustd at the same time.
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ok, so as someone who has never turned wood before, why is that a no-no?
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ok, so as someone who has never turned wood before, why is that a no-no?
I see I had another brain fart (happens a lot these days) ... I was thinking "roughing gouge" not spindle gouge. Here's why a roughing gouge is a bad idea.

Looked at straight on (into the length of the tool) they both look like a smile, but looked at from the top a roughing gouge looks like a rectangle and a bowl gouge has a rounded end. The flat cross section of the roughing gouge is just fine for spindle work where you are using the bottom of the curve to quickly remove wood from the spindle, and with care you can do the outside of a bowl (but I don't recommend it) but on the inside of a bowl the edges of the roughing gouge tend to catch badly on the wood. Go here for pics of both and it should be clear:

www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/_latheterms.htm

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its just amazing... what an art of finish!!!
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Woody, That is a very nice bowl. The fact that you did it without the proper tools made it that much more difficult. The form is great.
I know you want to turn on your new lathe but that spindle gouge will get you in trouble turning bowls or hollowing with it. It is not worth getting hurt. Do a google search for monster lathe tools and Thompson lathe tools. Both are good tools at a bargain.
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Thanks Eugene, I looked up those Monster tools and am thinking of ordering the Monster plus 4 piece set.
Does anyone have any of these? and if so, how do they perform?

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I have the Barracuda chuck and like it very well, no problems.

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Nice bowl with the tools you used. but please be careful, heard of a guy lose his fingers, not using proper tool in the manner they were design for..Jeff

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