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I have only been turning a short bit but sure is fun. Bought the Easy Wood Carbide tools, Rougher and Finisher this past week and love them so far. Anyway I’d like to post a bowl the wife and I did. I roughed the blank to size using the band saw then turned it down using my Nova G3 chuck and woodworm screw. BTW love the G3 also so far. Only 2nd time turning a bowl and 2nd time using the G3 chuck. Not sure what the wood is it has some nice curly features in it. I think it is a little green too. You can literally see some small light green specs in the grain. Help yourself at identifying the type of wood.

We both did some roughing and finishing on it, but she did allot of the roughing once we got the blank to size and round. Once we got it round we cut a tenon in the back. It was fun to get her down in there and show her why I love staying in the shop. (When I say down, I mean out basement shop) She did the majority of the finishing as well. Using the EWT chisels for finishing was a little tough as i tkept wanting to dig in. Chalk it up to needing practice is all. I worked on the final finishing slightly but there are still some tool marks. Just finished with Mineral Oil. Gonna use it as a candy dish for now.

We have allot to learn but Lumberjocks is a great resource and has helped us along figureing out technique and building our skill sets. Anyway she is real proud of herself and I am too. Thanks to the fellow jocks who have posted in the past and continue to do so in the future to help us beginners out from time to tome.

Jaime

-- "There are no gains without pains." -Benjamin Franklin





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michelletwo

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#1 posted 01-23-2011 03:42 PM

you are well on your way..having fun & sharing is what it’s all about. thanks for sharing with us

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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studiousmatt

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#2 posted 01-23-2011 04:37 PM

That is really nice. How did you get your wife into turning, I would like to introduce the world of turning to my wife.
By the way you pen advice was right on, i finished two rosewood cigar pens with the spectacar results that ca produces, and none of the problems.

Great bowl.

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sgtsprout

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#3 posted 01-23-2011 05:01 PM

Thanks Michelletwo and Matt. I am glad the adviced helped. I tried other methods and jsut didn’t work fo rm for whatever reason. probably didn’t practice it enough. But sometimes what works for one doesn’t work for another, so I am real glad that helped. This is why I love this site. Eay to navigate and a world of resource.

The wife is pretty talented and crafty so it almost seems like a natural progression to try her hands at turning. To be honest she just came down the other day and said hey when can I turn something. I said anytime, and there she went. Helped show her some technique (limited to my knowledge so far but) tried t share and she did very well.

One thing I did was grind down my tool rest as it was all beated up. So I decided to square it up to match the square stock of the Easy Wood Tools. Which helped us both.

-- "There are no gains without pains." -Benjamin Franklin

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sgtsprout

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#4 posted 01-23-2011 05:01 PM

Oh btw Matt, how about posting some pictures of the Pen?

-- "There are no gains without pains." -Benjamin Franklin

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mpmitche

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#5 posted 01-23-2011 08:36 PM

I am currently looking into buying a lathe and the easy wood tools sure sound like a good way to go. Are you able to do everything on the bowel with just a rougher and finisher? I am curious if you need to suplement these with traditional tools or if those two do most of your work?

-- Mike, Western New York

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sgtsprout

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#6 posted 01-23-2011 08:51 PM

MP,

I thnk the answer is it depends. It depends on what type of bowls, or if your gonna do hollow forms. So take this for what it is as I am new to turning, but for me and the couple of bowls I turned, I did not need any additional tools. Roughed everything with the rougher. Smooted everything out with the finisher. We cut coves with the finisher as well. You could cut small grooves with the rougher if you wanted. They cut very well. So we did not need any supplemental tools. I am impressed with the tools. Mind you nothing is wrong with the HSS chisels. The EWT though you have to replace the tips at around 15 bucks a shot. You could get a slow speed grinder and learn to sharpen. I am learning to sharpen my other chisels as well, but not investing in any wovlerine system or anything crazy. You can do it by hand with a steady hand I think.

but remember I have only 2 bowls cut using these tools. I think for pens for example I may get the detailer or use some of my other traditional tools until I do.

I love the lathe though. Been doing a heck of allot of pens. Will be doing allot mroe bowls and flat pieces as well as ornamental types. But heck I have so much to learn that I am probably not the best person to give you advice.

-- "There are no gains without pains." -Benjamin Franklin

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mpmitche

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#7 posted 01-23-2011 09:39 PM

Thanks for the answer that helps a lot. It is good to hear from someone that is new to turning because you understand where I am coming from as I look into it.

-- Mike, Western New York

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peteg

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#8 posted 01-24-2011 03:04 AM

Good on you two, my wife is a mad quilter, so she’s not interested in trying the lathe but is interested in my work as I am in hers.
Jaime, just remember that with all turning sharpen to the right angle for the cut & most important “rub the bevel” to avoid dig ins.
nice start with this one

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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sgtsprout

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#9 posted 01-24-2011 03:16 AM

Pete I will keep that in mind. For now I am sharpening my HSS to the current angle. Maning I haven’t changed any angles of my chisels. As for rubbing the bevel, I think that is something I have to work on with my HSS chisels. I am learning so much still that it proably will take me some time to really get that technique down where I am comfortable. Thanks for the advice.

I am curious how long it takes folks though to get comfortabe or maybe get good. I am comfortable in that I feel safe. But know that I have allot to learn. While I view videos on youtube and various places I think I need to get some books and DVD’s of full length training so to spea. Or need to take a class or two.

-- "There are no gains without pains." -Benjamin Franklin

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