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Re: bowl turning
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Re: bowl turning ()

John C Lucas
Is the cutter cupped on top.or flat. If its round and flat its.probably similar to the EZ wood carbide bowl scraper. To hollow end grain bowl where the grain runs parallel.to.the bed of the lathe you need to cut from the center out to the edge and should be cutting at or slightly above center. Cutting from the lip in especially below center will cause problems. With side grain bowls you can cut from the lip to center. Typically a scraper will.cut in either direction so if you are getting catches it may be the tool.
If you have a cupped cutter ne er present it to the wood horizontal or flat. Thats a catch waiting to happen. If the cutter is tilted forward 30 degrees then it can be used flat. As far as i know Hunter tools are the only cupped.cutters tilted forward.

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