Turning Archive 2004

Trimming the edge

Jonathan Spool
>Ok guys. At the risk of looking stupid I need to ask this question, for I am tired of screwing up nearly finished vessels.

When I near fish point of a bowl with an in turned edge, or a hollow vessel with a flush edge, I often times run into a situation where I need to trim the edge, just a little, to clean up nicks, change the angle, or just clean it up a little. Usually the edge will be from 1/16" to 1/8" in thickness.

If I use bowl gouge I ofyen get a catch, even if I try a shearing cut. Any scraper tears out the grain. I would love to hear how different individuals attack the same problem, so I can improve my skills and don't have to invent anymore four letter words!

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