Turning Archive

Subject:
Re: bowl turning
Response To:
bowl turning ()

Darryl
I am by no means as accomplished as those who have already responded so. . . I believe what you are using is like a very sharp scraper not a gouge. Because of that it takes very shallow and thin cuts. On the inside of a bowl things change. The angle you present to the wood is different. Try "shaving" from the center out towards the rim. Only a very small amount of the cutter should touch the wood. You really should use a bowl gouge to be successful at least to get the majority of the wood out and then use your carbide cutter but watch the angle since it will be different and change as you begin to ride up towards the rim.

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