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I've been tossing the idea around for a while of doing a natural edge bowl. Can someone run down the general process for how to chuck them? This is what the piece looks like I'm going to get. I'd assume it's the same procedure of forming the bottom, chucking that & then hollowing out the natural edge side.

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Yep. Mount it between centers with the bark toward the headstock. Adjust the centers until the natural edge is balanced. I just lay a pencil n the headstock and roll the bowl checking the spacing between bark and pencil to see the gap. The two low sides should have the same gap and the two high sides should have the same gap.
Once you have that start turning the outside leaving a tenon on the bottom for your chuck. I turn from the bottom toward the top like normal side grain bowls, however I try to turn from the bark down just past the cambium layer. This helps keep the bark on. If you turn from the foot all the way to the edge you can get buy with it but you do risk pushing the bark off.
When you turn it around you can turn from the bark down to hollow the inside.
 

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And just to add one thing to John's explanation, I drill a recess with a Forster bit through the bark so my center can bite into wood. Many times the bark is soft and the blank will want to loosen up if you don't get rid of it.
Mike Hawkins;)
 

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... and to add to John and Mike's posts ... I like using a Stebb-style drive center in the headstock and a Stebb-style live center in the tailstock. I find it much more flexible in allowing positioning and balancing the blank, then tighten it up and off you go.
 
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