|Forum topic by Chris Peroni||posted 10-08-2013 03:18 AM||1299 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
10-08-2013 03:18 AM
It’s been about 16 years since I last turned a piece of wood on a lathe, and it seems to me it used to be a lot easier to clear out the inside of a bowl way back then.
Here’s where I’m at, in no particular order:
I rough turned the outside at my slowest speed of 575, cleaned it up at 980. I am trying to clear the inside of the bowl at 575 because any faster is not cool. I’ve tried with a 1/2” gouge & round nose because they are the types I’m used to doing this with. I can’t get comfortable with the clearing though – feels jumpy and like the tool might get thrown from my hands.
What am I getting wrong?Everything maybe? I feel like I should be using a better and bigger gouge – is that what I’m missing? Perhaps I have the cutting edge ground wrong (doesn’t feel like it though- when I turned the outside it was quite nice cutting).
I am also wondering how best to overcome the little voids left by the ants. Well, in fact one is not so little – it is about 1” wide and 2” deep – another spot where I worry about the tool catching and being pulled in.
If I had my shop teacher to ask I know Mr. Roberts would set me straight in no time.
Thanks in advance
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