Ocean Woodturners August 2020 Zoom Meeting


Date: 08/20/2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Ocean Woodturners Invites You to their Monthly Zoom meeting.

Host: Roland Lavoie

Demonstrator: Rick Angus

Topic: Turning a Small Dry-Wood-Bowl in Two Steps: Outside, including Finishing then Inside, including Finishing

The demonstration is an example of production turning of ring bowls (3″ diameter, 1.5″ high) using a 2″ hole bored into the blank as the reference for the bowl shape. ¬†The first step, shaping and finishing the outside is done by gripping the square blank by expanding jaws inside the 2″ hole; the second step, shaping and finishing the inside is done by gripping the widest portion of the bowl in custom-made wooden (poplar) accessory jaws of a lathe chuck.

The bottom of the 2″ reference hole orients the bowl on the axis and also sets a wall thickness witness mark during shaping of the outside. ¬†The second step is done first using the foot of the bowl as the face reference and custom-built wooden jaws as the radial reference. ¬†Hollowing the inside is done mostly by eye using the bottom of the 2″ initially drilled hole as a wall thickness guide.

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