Some recent turnings
I have had my lathe for about three weeks now and have used it pretty much every day since then, even if only for a little while. I completed the polka dot bowl with only a few minor flaws and made a few bottle toppers. Most of the bottle toppers were made out of a scrap 2x4 strictly for practice. The ones that I plan on finishing need to go back on the lathe for some finishing, waiting on the micro mesh system from peachtree.
I have a question for some of the more experienced turners on the band saw bowl that I did. I would turn the layers as I added them and didn't have any problems until I got to the last ring. The outside turned fine because I used the tailstock and a round blank to help hold it. I got a fair amount of chatter turning the inside of the bowl when I got to the last ring. I used a sharp round nose scraper and later used a skew. The skew seemed to take a lot of the chatter marks out. I am turning this on a glued blank and a face plate. Would a chuck hold this better? tighter? and help prevent the chatter? Or is it just a matter of the part being out that far and I need to adjust methods, tools and technique?