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dennis wake05/06/2014 22:08:54
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I took a bit of teak to the club last night and started to turn a square bowl. I didn't have the time to finish it so continued tonight. so here is the finished bowl. all comments welcome.

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steve h07/06/2014 09:26:15
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Nice piece Dennis - always a little scary turning those square bowls - had a rather large thumb on one occasion as result - the hard way of learning!!

Steve

dennis wake07/06/2014 10:05:23
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thank you for your comments Steve.

you are not wrong I took my eye of the ball and with the lathe turning I tried to check the wall thickness. only thing that was checked was my fingers as the wings of the bowl tried to take them of. I have now got grazes on 2 fingers but finished the bowl first. I stopped the bleeding from them by putting super glue on them and carrying on.

dennis

Julian09/06/2014 11:40:19
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Hey Dennis ! with all your experience you should know better than that. Glad the damage is not too bad and that the bowl wasn't damaged either.

dennis wake09/06/2014 16:23:29
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hi Julian

I must agree with you about known better it took just a second of laps in concentration. that statement about the bowl not being damaged was the first thing the wife said to me so you are both as cheeky as each other. I have one more bit of teak to turn the same as this so will definitely keep fingers out of the way of this one.

dennis

Julian09/06/2014 19:36:07
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Dennis -- Glad you take it in good humour as it's meant, I do like the bowl and did have a go at turning one after looking at this post first time around, I had a piece of walnut given to me that was about the right size and got the gouges razor sharp but there was so much tearout on the end grain that I gave up on it. I will try again though with a piece of sycamore or something similar just to see how it turns out. Hope the fingers repair quickly -- Julian

dennis wake09/06/2014 19:50:56
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hi Julian

thank you for your comments. the tear out that you are getting is probably because you were doing a pull cut from the centre of the bowl. if you get use to turning from the rim of the wood ( corners} then you not only get a straighter line cut as the tool rub helps you. you also eliminate tear out. as you are getting further in to the bowl size you can then start cutting the bowl shape.

if I get the time later I may do a how to on this square bowl turning and hopefully the photos and description will give you a better idea of it.

dennis

dennis wake09/06/2014 23:19:05
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hi all here is the how to I promised **LINK** hope you all enjoy.

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