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#1 posted 07-13-2017 03:48 PM

I went back and watched that section again, slowed down to .25x speed. If you watch the shadow line of the wood, it appears that the part of the gouge that is actually doing the cutting is a lot closer to the tip than it might seem. It’s definitely on the side, and it’s more aggressive than I’d like to cut, but still close to the tip.

Back to the OP. I think asking this kind of question is an excellent way of improving your skills. You will find different turners with very different approaches, and sometimes it seems like one approach is violating a “rule” put forward by another turner. But the wood will let you know when you’ve done something wrong, by giving a catch, tearout, or a rough surface. Theory goes out the window when the bowl flies across the room (or into your head).

-- Barry,

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