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Shallow bowl

Here is a shallow elm bowl I turned last weekend. It's 10 inches in diameter and is finished with 3 coats of Doctor's Woodshop walnut oil and wax finish. Pic of bottom wouldn't load.
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That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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That really turned out nice.

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your work is awsome btw
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That turned out really nice neighbor.
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Love the grain in this piece. The shape of it is awesome and the grain reminds me of sand dunes. Awesome work as usual.

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thats very nice

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Good job!

That's a really nice piece.

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Looks good SD,
that is a nice piece of elm. You're getting pretty close to a platter there. Maybe you ought to try a few of them.
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Looks good and it gave me an idea of how to use the (2) round 12" x 2 1/2" Mahogany blocks someone gave me. I thought they were to thin for a bowls. I was saving them till I figured out what to do with them.

My question is. How do you hold it while turning? Do you glue on a block, jaws in a recessed hole, or something I missing.
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Rich, I start my bowls basically between centers. I have a steb center in my chuck to drive the piece and just snug up the tailstock. I almost always turn a tenon on the bottom (I did on this one). I chuck the tenon to turn the inside of the bowl. I have a set of large cole jaws on a dedicated chuck and I mount it on that to finish up the bottom.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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[QUOTE=rrbrown;244757

My question is. How do you hold it while turning? Do you glue on a block, jaws in a recessed hole, or something I missing.[/QUOTE]

One way to use those blocks is to first decide which side is going to be the bowl side, start between centers with the inside of the bowl towards the tailstock. Rough turn it and start the interior of the bowl, but cutting only deep enough to form a tenon for the chuck and get the general shape.

Now you can turn the piece around and securely shape the outside (underside) how you want and then cut the recess to turn it around and finish turn the inside of the bowl.

For me, I don't like the recess very deep so once you turn the piece around for the last time you need to remember to take light cuts and take your time with it.

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Rich, I start my bowls basically between centers. I have a steb center in my chuck to drive the piece and just snug up the tailstock. I almost always turn a tenon on the bottom (I did on this one). I chuck the tenon to turn the inside of the bowl. I have a set of large cole jaws on a dedicated chuck and I mount it on that to finish up the bottom.
That's what I normally do but if I cut the tenon I'm losing valuable thickness for the bowl since it's only so thick.

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One way to use those blocks is to first decide which side is going to be the bowl side, start between centers with the inside of the bowl towards the tailstock. Rough turn it and start the interior of the bowl, but cutting only deep enough to form a tenon for the chuck and get the general shape.

Now you can turn the piece around and securely shape the outside (underside) how you want and then cut the recess to turn it around and finish turn the inside of the bowl.

For me, I don't like the recess very deep so once you turn the piece around for the last time you need to remember to take light cuts and take your time with it.

I seen somewhere on here a bowl with a recess for the chuck to grab but even that would cut into the thickness some.

I guess I will either glue on a block for a tenon and cut it off when finishing or suck it up and lose that little bit.

Thanks for the advise and not trying to hijack your thread.

Again nice bowl and thanks for the idea.
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No worries. I hear you about the thickness issue, but if you plan ahead it won't be a big deal. Every once in a while I still cut right through the bottom of one...makes a great funnel

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