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Thread: Where is the bottom of the Bowl????

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    Where is the bottom of the Bowl????

    Watched Bill DVD Beyond the Basic Bowl tonight as I got off work early. So decided since my last 2 bowls were just almost to thin for me anyway to build his bowl gage. Didn't take long with a couple of scraps of plywood and a couple of dowels it went together. I tried it on a bowl I have drying and it is actually pretty accurate.
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    Looks good!

    I think you top horizontal bar is not level............

    Simple design, should work fine!

    Thanks for the pics!
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    It's as level as this crooked eye can see Stu! It works and that is all I care about. I didn't try for pretty. Thanks for the comment. I appreciate it.
    Bernie W.

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    Isn't that DVD really good??? I have it also and was wondering how hard it would be to build that gauge. You did a fine job, glad to hear that it works. He's a great teacher and a very dry sense of humor

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    Seems a little complicated for a simple task of seeing how deep your bowl is getting to be. I built a simple depth guage to check from time to time....
    http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...1&d=1179891416

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    Bill that is an elegant and simple solution, but for a larger vessel with an irregular rim, it becomes more of a guessing game............. DAMHIKT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Simpson View Post
    Seems a little complicated for a simple task of seeing how deep your bowl is getting to be. I built a simple depth guage to check from time to time....
    http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...1&d=1179891416
    Bill this gauge is for like HF's and NE bowls with irregular edges or openings. I have one just like yours but if the surface is not even it doesn't seem to work well.
    Bernie W.

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