Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North Georgia (USA)
[QUOTE=ronjboucher;254701]Donny, nice job. I especially appreciated the way you finished the bottom. I was trying to visualize you putting the finishing touches on to the bottom. ( Don,t fail me now method), I need to ask what method did you use to hold the bowl in place to accomplish this task. For me I usually end up using flat plate with rubber bumpers. and or jamb chuck. One thing I learned, as soon as I can, (bumpers) I loosen the jaws, if i didn,t I would get 8 ea dents on the side of the bowl, bummer. Ron Marietta Ga.
After finishing the inside and sanding to 600 grit I have several pieces of scrap wood that is put in my chuck. I think the one I used was about 4". I put it in the chuck and add a soft rag to prevent scratches. Bring up the tailstock and turn the rest with friction and slow cuts. Work from the outside inward removing the tennon last. It's fairly simple.