|Project by RobertJ||posted 11-29-2011 08:26 PM||4450 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
The first time I used a super nova chuck in the conventional method of turning the outside using a srew mounted faceplate, remounting with a chuck and then hollowing the inside, the bowl flew off the chuck and hit a plaster wall. I was alarmed enough that I decided to try mounting my firewood blank once, with the faceplate screwed to waste material at the bottom of the bowl. I was amazed to discover that I could turn and finish the bowl (inside and out) without ever removing it from the lathe.
As the photos indicate, I leave waste containing the screws, and use a parting tool and handsaw to separate the bowl from the waste. The only thing I cannot do is detail the bottom seat of the bowl.
I’ve only used a Dremmel twice but the detailing band shown was also done with the bowl single mounted using the faceplate only. Sanding and finishing followed before parting and sanding the bottom with a belt sander and hand sanding.
All I know is that it works for me and it makes sense….if you have extra wood depth that you can spare.
-- RobertJ, Southern California