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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 #9: Sharpening Bowl Gouge

12-14-2016 06:53 AM by HappyHowie | 1 comment »

I wanted more of a fingernail grind on my 3/8 inch bowl gouge. It is a Robert Sorby tool that I like but I had messed up on sharpening it. After taking a Woodcraft sharpening course, I felt I could better use my wet grinder to shape this gouge better. I also watched Sam Angelo, the Wyoming Wood Turner, explain how he shapes the wings on his bowl gouge. I found his presentation to be very instructive and helpful for me. I use Tormek jigs with my Grizzly 10” wet grinder. I bought thi...

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