|Forum topic by Pop||posted 05-15-2011 08:20 PM||1388 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
05-15-2011 08:20 PM
Ok, I’m not a bowl turner. I can do almost anything with a spindle but bowls I have problems. I was playing a few minutes ago with a little walnut blank about 4 in. diam. X 3 in. I went at it totally backwards. Did the bottom before the top & boring. The idea was to make a small Navajo style bowl. I got everything fixed untill I started the hollowing process. 1st. I bored the main opening with a 1-1/2 in. Forstner. I then started to hollow. I have a very nice 3/4 in. fingernail grind bowl gouge. Every time I try to use this thing I have trouble with it grabbing & snatching. This happens if I’m aggressive or slow & cautious. What am I doing wrong? Is the gouge too big? Am I not using the right angle of attack? What gives?
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