Turning Archive

Re: bowl turning
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Re: bowl turning ()

John C Lucas
Ive.been playing with the various carbide scrapers. The flat top scrapers like EZ wood tools are.ery easy to use. Almost no learning cure. Just keep the tool parallel.to the floor and cut onthe center line. You can really hog off wood or take fine finishing cuts. Very easy for beginners. What i dont like about them is they tear the wood and get dull much faster than i thought which means they tear the wood more. So you will need to start sandig with course grits. Most beginners using a bowl gouge dont sharpen enough and push the tool which gives excessive tearout and you still have to start sanding with course grits. However with practice you learn to sharpen the gouge and not force the cut and get much cleaner cuts.

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