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just thought i'd start a thread dedicated to the turning of bowls and the methods employed to do so.


bowls are one of my favorite thins to turn whether it be a tiny little off cut or a 24" beauty they all give me the same amount of satisfaction.


i will post some of mine that i need to do leading up to christmas and i would love to see other peoples work whether you are complete novice or n old hand.


heres one in stages that muttley9050 gave me asking what could be done with it.













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Oooh look what I've started!


Lovely Steve; pic 3 suggests that the outside could have been left almost as it appears there, i.e. with knobbles!, and just the inside turned out. Could it have been?

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Lovely bit of timber, did you turn the foot off?

Great idea for a thread, will have to remember to take some photos of my next bowl whilst I'm turning. Seem to be stuck on doing Christmas tree decorations ATM, playing with spirit stains.

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bellringer, it is attached with a screw chuck.



chris hennelly, there are many ays to attach the bowls to you lathe but it really depends ion what you are turning and what lathe you have.



bobh, the feet on my bowls are part of the turning. this was a simple bowl turned to show muttley9050 just what can be done with his offcuts. i use dovetail jaws to hold the base of the bowl and unless its incredibly extravagant i leave it underneath.

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Glad to see it's not just me then, always seems like a lot of effort to turn off the foot

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