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
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.