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    my first big bowl

    whoooopppeee, made some errors, had some catches, learned a few things about where to keep fingers when turning and sanding, and a few other things,like I should have left enough room between wall and lathe so I could get inside bowl by allowing myself more room to handle tools.

    Sanded until my fingers were sore, time to get a sander, but its done. I put in about 4 hours of turning on this, another hour of sanding, far from perfect, but I enjoyed it. might be the first time I was happy with the way something I did for my first attempt.
    I also finished the antique pepper grinder base.(Vaughn, you were spot on, I didn't turn the speed on the drill press down nearly enough, moved it to lowest speed and went a lot smoother)
    first coat oil on the bowl, one coat rub on poly so far on the grinder.

    oodles of fun. I realized I might flatwork out of necessity, turning is all fun for me.

    I did most of it with my easy tool carbides, but I used my new 1/2 gouge a bit to see the different feel.
    Got good shavings, but I think it needs a better sharpening.

    since Ive cut the bottom out of a couple of smaller bowl attempts, I made a very sophisticated depth device so Id leave myself enough on the bottom.

    bowl is around 10.5 inches wide by approx. 6 inches deep maple and sapele

    2 questions:
    I made a jam chuck for the grinder out of pine, but noticed near the end, the piece got a bit wobbly. should I use only hardwood for the temporary jam chuck?
    next, paper sandpaper doesn't seem ok for sanding, what product/sanding sheets should I purchase.
    I used my pen sanding strips for the grinder, seemed much stronger than paper and worked easier.


    I have to go out and purchase a new bathroom vanity for downstairs, the nut holding the shutoff valves underneath loosened up and flooded my vanity. Being particle board under melanmine(1990 ish), its gone, all swollen, and I don't have time or desire to build one right now.
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    Looks great! Is that the piece you did the glue up with? Looks like you got the broken screw out ok.

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    good work allen!
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    That came out nice! It is a lot of fun isn't it

    I've had medium luck with pine for jam chucks as long as there wasn't a lot of torque on the piece and i was just doing a light cleanup cut. With something as long as the grinder I suspect it would be more likely to be problematic. If it gets to wobbly I'll sometimes add a couple wraps of painters tape around the chuck but that makes it harder to keep everything centered as well so isn't the end all. I think if you were doing a lot of them some sort of expansion chuck would be the ticket and allow you to compensate for small differences easier.

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    Looks great Allen , sized just about right for an evenings worth of M&M's
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    Very nice work! You are encouraging me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Mooney View Post
    That came out nice! It is a lot of fun isn't it

    I've had medium luck with pine for jam chucks as long as there wasn't a lot of torque on the piece and i was just doing a light cleanup cut. With something as long as the grinder I suspect it would be more likely to be problematic. If it gets to wobbly I'll sometimes add a couple wraps of painters tape around the chuck but that makes it harder to keep everything centered as well so isn't the end all. I think if you were doing a lot of them some sort of expansion chuck would be the ticket and allow you to compensate for small differences easier.
    I never heard of an expansion chuck, now is a good time to look it up, thanx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sayer Fancher View Post
    Looks great! Is that the piece you did the glue up with? Looks like you got the broken screw out ok.
    yep, used the plug cutter, the screw just wiggled out with a pair of pliers.

    if any trees fall on your property this winter, think of me when you cut it up, seal the ends if that isn't asking too much.

    Im looking for free bowl blanks to play with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cook View Post
    Looks great Allen , sized just about right for an evenings worth of M&M's
    I was thinking popcorn my self. less calories..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    I was thinking popcorn my self. less calories..
    But not as tasty!!
    Nice job Allen! Not sure what a jamb chuck for a grinder is but I forget my name most of the time!
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