this is a bowl I made today for my daughter. She's just taking over a house, and I thought she could use another piece of whatever to clutter the place up!
It's the first piece I've felt confident enough to use as a present. It's a housewarming present, but of course I can't wait for the party. Even though there's a nick in the edge, she'll love it. After all, she's my daughter!
I had a look at the videos I was given in my last turning thread.. When I tried to do what the nice lady and the gentleman appeared to be doing, I got catches, and twice threw the bowl off the chuck (no damage, to me or the bowl, except maybe that nick, hmmmm.) I wanted to take a picture of how I present my tool to the work, but I had no one around to take it, and I can't find my tripod. I hold the tool with the flute towards me, tilted slightly down. Then I rotate the tool until it begins to take a light shaving, and move the tool in the direction I want to go. This is the same whether I'm doing a pull cut or a push cut. I developed this technique after watching some other Youtube videos. I think I was watching Brendan Stemp, and a Fine Woodworking video. I've also watched that nice preacher from the west or midwest. What I'm doing gave me a smooth cut and lots of angel hair shavings. Yes, my tools are sharp.
In the videos from the last thread, the turners appear to be presenting the tool the way I was taught to do spindle turning (rub the bevel, lift the handle until you take shavings. I"m going to see if I can find a local bowl turner to work with me, but what I am doing seems to work OK for now.