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    bowl gouge saga continues

    A friend came over this evening and gave me a lesson using the bowl gouge. He demonstrated then said "do it". I did. Couple more little tips and I did more. Almost made a whole walnut bowl.
    So wats the big deal with bowl gouges?
    Now....if I can only remember what he showed me until tomorrow morning....


    BTW, he is a retired very successful businessman. Can afford anything he wants. Right now he is looking to upgrade his ancient lathe and likes my Grizzly G0632. He even said that he doesn't see an advantage to the PM over this. And, the Griz swivels. He likes that.

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    I dunno Frank. What is the big deal with a bowl gouge?
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    Bowl gouge? Isn't that for bowls and a skew is for skews?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Burr View Post
    Bowl gouge? Isn't that for bowls and a skew is for skews?
    And a parting tool is for saying

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    I didn't forget everything by a.m. Found the coffee pot OK. That was a good start.
    Went back and gnawed some more on what may be the most abused hunk of walnut in history.
    Might actually end up with something resembling a bowl. Wasn't able to get rid of all the rings inside, even with a scraper.
    Thing took a shape all it's own but, for a practice piece, that's OK. Not very imaginative.
    That white spot inside is where a helpful friend pushed the starter drill hole all the way through. I plugged with a dowel. Will stain.
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    What I can see of the bowl looks great and I do believe that Walnut is stunning.

    That looks like a 1/2" Sorby you are using. That's what I used for my first bowl gouge, too. It won't take long and it will be the only tool you use on a bowl except for a parting tool. You won't need the scraper on the inside and even the 80 grit gouge will be used very little.
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    Keep practicing and it'll become 2nd nature.

    Looking good so far.
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    Holy rusted metal Batman!!! It's a bowl...I hope the Joker hasn't struck!!
    That has the lookings of a bowl Frank. Your kickin' it braa!!
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    Ok Frank, that looks good, can you do it again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Sardo View Post
    Ok Frank, that looks good, can you do it again?
    I'm tripping over blanks in my shop. Really. Including one, with faceplate mounted that maxes out the swing on my lathe. Plus a couple more tons of wood in the garage. I better remember how.

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