I was turning another practice bowl in pine, and had shaped the outside and was well on my way to finishing the inside, when I went to shave off a little wood about 2/3 of the way to the rim, on the inside. I immediately got a catch, and quickly realized that I had blown away about half the side of the bowl. Now, this wasn't the first catch I had in this attempt, and I think it may have something to do with the way I am presenting my bowl gouge to the wood.
So, if I am starting to turn the inside of the bowl, how do I present my tool to the wood? Once I have hollowed out most of the bowl and want to make the walls a little thinner, do I present the tool the same way? Should I give up and take up knitting?
Thanks for any advice. Oh, this was a practice bowl again, so I am not upset about it, except that I want to get the technique right.