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Emerging Bowl #1: Turning a Natural Edge Emerging Bowl- my method

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Blog entry by Jim Jakosh posted 02-01-2021 06:04 PM 2132 reads 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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One of the challenges of a wood turner is to make an emerging bowl. I have watched many videos of them in the making but one thing I failed to see is the process used in all these videos of how the piece was mounted and aligned for the turning the inside of the bowl. So here is my method that I thought I needed to do that. It might be overkill…....... but you decide.
I first made a glue block for the bowl block so it had a clean surface after the first operation.
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Then I turned the shape of the part that would be the outside of the bowl to 2 3/8” using a template.
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I chose a direction for the bowl and cut the blank in half.

I carefully found the center of the bowl and put a center drill in it.

Being this is a natural edge, it could not be glued down to the bark so I had to use the end again and mount is so the top of the bowl is parallel to the base and concentric with the outside of the bowl. I made an angle block and used 6 screws, 2 dowels and a block glued on to support the outside of the bowl.



I clamped the angle to the backer block on the faceplate and aligned the center as best I could. I put 2 of the screws into over sized holes and took away the clamps and then rotated the assembly and tapped it around until the bowl diameter was running true. This is the most important part of making the set up for the second turning. Then I put in 4 more screw and 2 dowels to insure it would not move. I screwed on a counterweight to reduce the vibration.

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Then I turned the surface of the block just below the rim of the bowl and hollowed out the center.

I felt a display stand was needed as it did not sit very well on the bark and that is shown in the project.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!



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lew

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#1 posted 02-01-2021 06:18 PM

Well thought out, Jim. I’m a little confused by what you are calling the “angle block”.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 02-01-2021 06:20 PM

Hi Lew, the angle block is shown in the 7th photo with the gussets in the corners.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 02-01-2021 08:18 PM

Clever use of a face plate jig Jim.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#4 posted 02-01-2021 11:52 PM

Thanks for the instruction, I had looked at them before and never got around to checking into it. Well one of these cold days when I am bored, well maybe cold, no time to be bored. will give it a try.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 02-02-2021 12:55 AM

Thanks, Crowie.

Hi Brian , it was getting boring around here so I had to do something and I took the camera to the shop! Lining up the part for turning the rim of the bowl and hollowing is so important to make the wall thickness true all around.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 02-02-2021 04:41 AM

What ingenuity, what skill, you really are amazing Jim.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#7 posted 02-02-2021 02:35 PM

Nice block set up Jim. I’ll keep it in mind as I plan to try one of these soon. The counterweight is a good idea.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 02-02-2021 03:28 PM

Thanks, Harry and Dave.

Hi Dave, the extra weight did level out the vibration I got without it. I’d like to do a twice size one next.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 02-03-2021 10:51 AM

You done it Jim, love the way you held it.

Thanks for sharing

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 02-03-2021 04:07 PM

Thanks, Bob. You were my inspiration for this piece! My mounting was probably overkill, but I don’t like to take chances with all the mass flying around.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 02-04-2021 12:22 AM

You are approaching your 1000th project anniversary! Looks like you are setting up for a fine series of projects to get there.

I really appreciate how you approach every challenge with some innovative fixture work, I’d be 10’ away using a broom handle to spin up the lathe after setting something like that up 8^)

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#12 posted 02-04-2021 03:24 AM



Hi Lew, the angle block is shown in the 7th photo with the gussets in the corners.

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh


Thanks!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 02-04-2021 03:24 AM

Thanks, Bruce. So I am getting near 1K. I better make the next few pretty good!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#14 posted 02-04-2021 01:38 PM

Well done! The counterweight is a good idea. I need to try this.

-- Sandy, Quincy MA, https://www.southshoredeckbuilders.com/

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#15 posted 02-04-2021 03:01 PM

excellent tutorial, Jim !! (not that I would ever attempt it).
I have the same HF lathe. my 2nd one in 30 years. and people scoff at the limitations of it.
it is not the machine, but the skill of the craftsman that get the jobs like this done.
thanks for sharing this one.

-- there is no educational alternative to having a front row seat in the School of Hard Knocks. --

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