>Excellent shape and form Mr Rob.. something that is very
>difficult to learn..Now we have to work on your finishing
>I know I'm a hard taskmaster!!
Yes, I was getting some really bad tearout and lots of catches for some reason; worse than I've ever had before. The wood seemed really grabby. I'm not sure if there was something about the wood grain that was giving me problems, the fact that I'm out of practice, or a combination thereof.
I tried regrinding my gouge twice to help with the tearout, but it didn't help any. I was running short on time, and wanted to finish it up. I was also getting a bit thin on the sides, and was afraid to try and touch it up too much more for fear of getting a bad catch - that's usually when I get them: "just one more little trim here and...<BAM>!".
The dimensions are just under 8" diameter, and 2" high. I didn't measure them, but believe I got the sides down to around 1/8 to 3/16" thickness. The bottom is more like 1/4" thick. I'm still trying to turn a bowl where you can see light through it, just so I can say I did it. :)
I didn't do anything really special for finishing - just buffed it via Beall buffing system.
>Nice bowl, Rob. Did you part if off the chuck or reverse it
>to remove the tenon for the chuck?
I reversed it in my donut chuck and gave the bottom a slight concavity. I really like this approach, except for two things. 1) No matter how hard I try, I can never get the bowl close to center in the donut chuck. 2) It's really hard to gauge the thickness of the bottom of the bowl without removing it from the chuck.
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