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Forum topic by peter blair posted 11-17-2011 01:46 AM 2800 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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peter blair

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11-17-2011 01:46 AM

Have you ever gone through the bottom of a bowl? I sure have!
Too frequently as a matter of fact, or I have removed the finished bowl from my vacuum chuck only to find the bottom thicker than I had wanted it to be.
To resolve this I decided to fabricate a Jig that would let me ‘see’ where the bottom is, no matter what type of chuck I use to do the final thicknessing and finishing of the bottom.
Here is a photo of what I came up with in use. The actual inside of the bottom of the bowl inside the chuck is indicted in this instance by the left side of the vertical arm.

I have posted more details on one of my web Blogs
I hope you find it as useful as I have.

-- Pete

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