Wooden Bowl From a Log

  • Advertise with us
Project by AlexHarris posted 03-27-2011 12:21 AM 2134 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Wooden Bowl From a Log
Wooden Bowl From a Log No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

Just a quick video showing how to make a wooden bowl from a log.

Sorry that the audio is a little quiet.


-- Alex -

7 comments so far

View Barry Heller's profile

Barry Heller

14 posts in 4146 days

#1 posted 03-27-2011 01:30 AM

Very nice video and a really nice demonstration of simple bowl turning.

-- I grow ever more accomplished at turning a perfectly good piece of wood into sawdust.

View MasterSergeant's profile


1441 posts in 4182 days

#2 posted 03-27-2011 01:53 AM

Thanks for the video, I love the lathe and just now teaching myself how to turn a bowl. I’ll put this information to good use!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

View taidsturning's profile


233 posts in 4889 days

#3 posted 03-27-2011 03:54 AM

My compliments to you for a very instructive video and a wonderful little bowl. I have never had much luck with friction fits but your idea of a little hot melt glue (almost cold) sounds like it might make it work for me. Keep up the good work.

-- Bill Roberts -- Steal one idea it's called plagerism. Steal a bunch - it's called research

View Roger's profile


21055 posts in 4298 days

#4 posted 03-27-2011 04:44 AM

nice video alex, and nice bowl

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

View Mike R.'s profile

Mike R.

214 posts in 4139 days

#5 posted 03-27-2011 07:10 AM

interesting thank you till now i did not know you could do a “friction fit “

View Houtje's profile


311 posts in 4466 days

#6 posted 03-27-2011 07:44 AM

Nice video and box

View LesB's profile


3503 posts in 4937 days

#7 posted 03-27-2011 07:36 PM

Great video. Clear, concise, and you explained the things that were important. Better than a lot of “professional” video’s I have seen.
I had never considered hot glue strong enough for roughing out a bowl but you proved me wrong. I see it also fills in voids if the bottom is not perfectly flat.
Before I had a chuck I used regular wood glue and with heavy piece of paper between the blank and the waste block. They can later be separated using a chisel. The paper will come apart leaving just a little sanding to clean up the bottom of the turned piece. For those who don’t want to make a friction fit mount or jam chuck this can save some time. You just have to have a flat bottom to begin with.

-- Les B, Oregon

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics