WARNING: If you are a serious wood turner, do not go any further.
This thread was not posted for humor.
So I figured, start gluing up all my 2 inch or more strips and I can turn bowls, little bowls, plates, whatever.
So my first glueup, I wanted to turn a square bowl. I have no clue how to do it, watched a video of a similar thing, but figured, hey, its scraps, jump in.
Made sure the block was all square, flat, didn't have a 2.5 inch forstner to chuck it up, so I used the faceplate.
Starting turning bottom, realized too soon I went to far, and then I had chip offs of the ends, must have used a heavy hand, but in my defense, I was getting a lot of shaking on the lathe, gonna have to weigh it down. The shaking was making it difficult for me to keep the end cuts still and soft.
anyway, I had to sand down the ends eventually to make them look even.
cut a hole on the bottom to put into chuck, and turned some inside.
Since I split an attempted plate recently, made it too thin, I decided Id just turn this shallow.
I ended up with something that looks like a 1970s ashtray. Not what I wanted.
thought about trimming off the edges and just turning a bowl out of it, but decided to put some oil on it, Im sure someone in my house will want it.
Now Ill just glue up another blank.
Even though I really don't have a clue yet, this is so much fun.
Lathe gets a rest now, next week I must get going on the cabinets.
heres some proof I had good intentions.I might need a whole lot of practice.
IM thinking tomorrow Ill rechuck it and keep turning and see what shape I get.