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Project by AlexHarris posted 03-27-2011 12:21 AM 1307 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just a quick video showing how to make a wooden bowl from a log.

Sorry that the audio is a little quiet.

Enjoy!

-- Alex - http://www.thiswoodwork.com





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Barry Heller

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#1 posted 03-27-2011 01:30 AM

Very nice video and a really nice demonstration of simple bowl turning.

-- I grow ever more accomplished at turning a perfectly good piece of wood into sawdust.

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#2 posted 03-27-2011 01:53 AM

Thanks for the video, I love the lathe and just now teaching myself how to turn a bowl. I’ll put this information to good use!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 03-27-2011 03:54 AM

My compliments to you for a very instructive video and a wonderful little bowl. I have never had much luck with friction fits but your idea of a little hot melt glue (almost cold) sounds like it might make it work for me. Keep up the good work.

-- Bill Roberts -- Steal one idea it's called plagerism. Steal a bunch - it's called research

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#4 posted 03-27-2011 04:44 AM

nice video alex, and nice bowl

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#5 posted 03-27-2011 07:10 AM

interesting thank you till now i did not know you could do a “friction fit “

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#6 posted 03-27-2011 07:44 AM

Nice video and box

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#7 posted 03-27-2011 07:36 PM

Great video. Clear, concise, and you explained the things that were important. Better than a lot of “professional” video’s I have seen.
I had never considered hot glue strong enough for roughing out a bowl but you proved me wrong. I see it also fills in voids if the bottom is not perfectly flat.
Before I had a chuck I used regular wood glue and with heavy piece of paper between the blank and the waste block. They can later be separated using a chisel. The paper will come apart leaving just a little sanding to clean up the bottom of the turned piece. For those who don’t want to make a friction fit mount or jam chuck this can save some time. You just have to have a flat bottom to begin with.

-- Les B, Oregon

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