If I am making a bowl that has sharp turns (like a chili pepper) I will use the 3/4" bit for the outer lip and the 1-1/8" bit for bottom cleaning. If the bowl is round or smoothly free-form, I use the 1-1/8" bit for everything. I do use a forstner to hog out the bulk of the waste. This eases the load on the router/bit. Do take the center spur into account and dill no deeper than 1/16" shy of that point. Then the bowl bit smoothes everything out and the sanding is minimal. I do use an auxiliary router plate that is plenty big enough to avoid falling into the bowl ;-) Plastic is nice so you can sort of see whats going on but, I have used plywood as well.
Originally Posted by Roger Tulk
P.s. Lathes are for sissies
Last edited by glenn bradley; 06-15-2012 at 07:29 PM.
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