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  1. #1
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    I had my Rockler class yesterday on Natural edge bowl turning. The instructor had a hunk of birch for me.
    I can't say that I've been sucked into the "spinny vortex" yet but I did have a good time. This is just about my first attempt of turning anything since high school.
    I finally understand now what the terms, chuck, jam chuck, cutting the dovetail, and super sharp tools mean.
    It was fun and the bowl came out not too bad.

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    Faith, Hope & Charity

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    I think you have been sucked into it. You just don't know it yet.

    Great NE bowl. Sign and date it, if you haven't done it already.

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    Bob, that will hold a fair amount of ice cream

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    Bob great job on a great looking bowl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohammad Madha View Post
    I think you have been sucked into it. You just don't know it yet.
    y.
    I think the same, downhill and accelerating,


    Great looking bowl BTW
    Best regards,
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    Good looking bowl Bob. Make sure you sign and date it as was said. Put it on the shelf and a year from now compare. You will be amazed.
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    You has been sucked in an there is no escape
    Oh yeah nice start

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    Welcome to the vortex..............youll like it
    First you have to learn the rules - Beginner
    Then you have to learn advanced rules - Professional
    Then you disregard the rules - This takes you to the master level................

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    That's one heck of a first bowl, Bob. (High school attempts don't really count.) Looks like you had some good guidance from the Rockler instructor, but even so, not everybody does that good on the first attempt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    That's one heck of a first bowl, Bob. (High school attempts don't really count.) Looks like you had some good guidance from the Rockler instructor, but even so, not everybody does that good on the first attempt.
    Thanks guys. The instructor was really good and very patient.
    Once I learned to keep my left hand stationary and how to keep the proper angle on the gouge I was able to produce a satisfying pile of curls and make some really smooth cuts.
    It's got me thinking about buying a better lathe, (am I being sucked in?) I spent some time on Google yesterday looking for a affordable chuck that will fit on my Shopsmith. This will have to do until I can afford a nicer lathe. I also spent some time in the woods looking over the Shag bark hickory tree that I cut down this spring. I was going to cut out a piece or two but it started snowing and the Patriots game was about ready to start. Hey, even woodworking has to take a backseat sometimes
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