Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'bowl turning'

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A couple of tips for turning cast/wood blanks.

11-14-2017 02:50 AM by KelleyCrafts | 5 comments »

If you have never turned a cast wood blank and would like a few tips I wrote a blog post about it. Some of these may seem obvious but to new turners it would be helpful for sure. These tips could be helpful for blanks that aren’t cast wood blanks as well. You can find the blog post HERE. Thanks! Dave

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How to turn a bowl on a FREAKING TABLE SAW!

07-27-2017 09:27 PM by StumpyNubs | 9 comments »

Hand a friend one of these bowls and see if he can figure out how you made it without a lathe! Fun project! View on YouTube Subscribe to Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal- our free monthly digital magazine, and WIN FREE TOOLS!

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Lidded Boxes #11: Lucky and Unlucky at the Same Moment

12-15-2016 03:28 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I turned two bowls today. Both were from bubinga blocks. I was working on the third bowl when a catch occurred. That is when I became lucky and unlucky at the very same time. I was turning the inside of the bloodwood bowl. Things were going well, but then all of sudden the bowl became loose in the four jaw chuck. That was caused by a catch. I had sharpened my 1/2” bowl gouge prior to turning and the bowl was secure in the chuck. It is hard to say just what went wrong. Obviously, ...

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Lidded Boxes #10: Ambrosia Maple and Brazilian Cherry Bowls

12-14-2016 07:42 AM by HappyHowie | 1 comment »

Prior to today I have turned the outside of seven bowl blanks. Two of these bowls I had turned previously. The remaining five I turned each of their outside curves and shapes waiting to turn the insides altogether. This morning I began turning the inside of two bowls; the ambrosia maple and the Brazilian cherry. The grains of these two woods are very different. The ambrosia maple is much softer and grainy; whereas the Brazilian cherry is almost waxy. It was two very different experiences t...

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Lidded Boxes #7: Ambrosia Maple and Bloodwood Bowls

12-11-2016 02:22 AM by HappyHowie | 3 comments »

I partially turned the bloodwood block today. I did that after attempting to fix the exposed end grain on the ambrosia maple bowl. For it I applied some wood filler. Then I sent it through several grits of sandpaper. i also made a small bottle of 1 pound cut of Zinsser sanding sealer by pouring an equal amount of denatured alcohol. With bowl I buffed on some carnauba wax. This photo was taken after I rubbed on sanding sealer and before buffying on the wax. This image is the blood...

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Son's first you tube video - bowl turning

01-24-2016 10:04 AM by Blake Haskins | 3 comments »

My Son got a lathe for christmas and has turned quiet a few bowls in the last month. He’s 14 and has picked it up pretty quick. He’s also been wanting to start making you tube videos, as he spends a lot of time watching other woodworker’s stuff. Im impressed at how good it turned out as it was his first effort at any kind of video production. In the 8 min video below he goes through the process from preparing the log (pear tree) to final sanding of the small bowl. htt...

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150 - Bowl Turning Tools & Techniques w/ David Marks

06-15-2011 05:45 PM by thewoodwhisperer | 13 comments »

Right Click to DownloadRight Click to Download in HDSubscription Options On a recent visit with my friend and mentor, David Marks, we decided to make a little video together. Initially the idea was to simply show David my video production process. But as things started to progress, I knew we had the makings of a great video and this was something I wanted to share with the woodworking community. The goal was simple: let’s turn a bowl! But as easy as that sounds, properly filming ...

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