Today I managed without much difficulty to make my first Natural Edge Funnel.
Hopefully this was the first and last. I won't embarrass myself further by posting a picture.
Admittedly I was rushing, trying to finish a small Cherry wet turned bowl and had first turned the outside and a foot while between centres. I next turned it around in my Oneway chuck to finish the inside. Everything was going along fine I managed a great finish on the inside and then turned it again on my small vacuum chuck, to complete the bottom. Things were going good the bowl was about 1/8" thick then disaster struck I managed to make the bottom so thin the chuck just (edited out)ed a chunk from the centre. Now I guess I need to find a market for NE funnels . . .
But really my question to all of you is, how do you measure or keep track of the bottom thickness when a bowl is reversed or is it a hit and miss proposition?
I think I heard or read somewhere that there is a fairly simple way to keep track of the bottom but can't remember where I read or heard it.