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Bowl turning problem Cleaning out inside

  • Travlr7
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Travlr7 replied the topic: Bowl Tearout

It sounds like your gouge is a Bowl Gouge. The spindle Gouges I have are shallow and my Bowl Gouge has a deep flute.

Do you know what is meant by the term "Fingernail Profile?"

With this grind, you should have a tough time getting catches.

"Just one OLD man's opinion." :wink:
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Kman replied the topic: Re: Bowl turning problem Cleaning out inside

The easiest thing to do to check your tool type is to look in a catalogue or on the web for turning tools. WWW.craftsusa.com is the woodturners catalog I use. They have a lot of stuff online and you can check the tools to compare the picture.

Go to online shopping on their site, find the section called woodturning tools. Click on the link for Ellsworth bowl gouge. Though this is a more specialized type of gouge it is a good picture and should give you a general idea what the grind Travlr is mentioning.

LOL bro
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tony replied the topic: Re: Bowl turning problem Cleaning out inside

:) Hi:
A bowl gouge can sometimes dig in and cause some chipping. I don't know the solution except to be slow with the chisel and not too deep a cut.
I am going to try to use a dremel on some turning this weekend and see if it helps with the small bowls. I will keep you posted on the success of it all
Tony 8O
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colin replied the topic: Re: Bowl turning problem Cleaning out inside

Hmmm ... a dremel tool, that's an interesting thought. I have wondered about using a router too, I have seen this done on very large bowl and urn projects, and on spindles, but I'm not sure I'm up for such a challenge, but a dremel is good idea ... let us know how it works. :D
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tony replied the topic: Re: Bowl turning problem Cleaning out inside

:D One proceedure I tried was on a black walnut bowl. The inside had some gouges but I was lucky to get it clean enough to rough sand. There was two areas that were not quite right so I tried to spread some glue that had a high filler content. It was a furniture glue that dried very hard and not like the plastic glues that are so popular.

I poured some of the glue into the bowl cavity and started in low speed. I used a cedar spatula "Shingle" and just kept working the paste into the inner surface of the bowl.

Soon the paste became hard and kind of glased up a little. It was very hard to sand now so I finally just gave it a fine sanding and the inside came out beautiful.

It had a texture embedded into the glue surface that really was different looking.

If anyone is interested I will send you a photo In a jpeg size. It looks rather nice and the glue colour is brown and blends well with the walnut.
Tony
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colin replied the topic: Re: Bowl turning problem Cleaning out inside

Hi Tony, yeah I am interested in seeing your picture .. but wait for a few days, the Gallery Section is due to come on line in the next few days, you can upload your image and ALL of us can then see it.
Watch for it under the "Main Menu" within a few days.
Colin
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