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06-06-2009 12:58 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bowl rosewood turning lathe question

hey everyone,
sorry this is sort of a hard question to answer but I’m halfway through turning a sqaure plate and I’m not quite sure what shape would look best
The reason I’m asking is that I have a nice piece of rosewood that I really don’t wanna wreck and I’m not sure where to go from here

Let me know what you think

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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#1 posted 06-06-2009 01:00 PM

Sorry about the pictures, they are getting cut off halfway
anybody know why this is?
are the pictures too big?

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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#2 posted 06-06-2009 02:57 PM

every woodworker should own a pair/set of “French Curves” available at most drafting/office supply stores. They provide and infinite number of eliptical curves.

I do a full scale drawing on heavy bristol board, then cut out the shape and work the bowl until it fits the template

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#3 posted 06-06-2009 03:43 PM

Thats what is called artistic license. It isn’t what I want you to do with it, It’s what I would like to see what you will do with it. This is where you get to use your imagination. If you want to leave as much of the wood on as possible, then do that. Please yourself, that’s what’s important. You only have to please the man in the mirror. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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