Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Manchester Ctr. VT
thanks for the input. for the bulk of the inside there, i used a fingernail ground bowl gouge. but for that far inside corner the gouge didn't quite come to a point quite enough to get a clean sloping cut since it's so tiny of a space. this is where i thought the detail gouge would come in handy. what i was doing was going in from the legs to the point and then going in from the bowl to the point, when it caught, i was going from the legs inwards and just moved the wrong way and i'm pretty sure the wing went into the bowl, if that makes sense. so perhaps the next time i try this i should make it so it doesn't come to quite a point so i can use the fingernail gouge? another question would be, is it safe to have the fingernail gouge hanging off the tool rest that far? thanks again for the input, while i've turned out a good number of bowls, i'm still fairly new to turning and learning about tricky situations.