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dennis wake09/06/2014 23:05:51
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cut your timber to a square blank. fix a chucking point .


mount on the lathe and mark the tool rest so you know wear the end of the timber so you can tell wear to start the cut.


start cutting from the corner to the centre and keep your fingers on the right side of the tool rest.


continue turning till you get the shape you are after. turning from the edge to the bowl and then from the chucking point to the wing to get your shape. turn your chucking point and then start sanding


sand the wings and bowl by using a power sander in a drill sand through the grits from 120 to 400.


after sanding wipe down and coat with sand sealer.


re chuck the blank in the lathe before you take your chucking point of and start turning the top of the bowl. as with the bottom turn from the corner to the centre but just past the point of the bowl inner .


shape the outer of the bowl to match the bottom. then start to scoop out the bowl. when you have got the bowl to were you want it using a bowl chisel. revert to a round nose scraper and refine the shape.


sand the top and bowl as we did the bottom by power sanding. then clean and seal with sand sealer. then remove from the lathe and finish with finishing oil. coat and leave for 5 mins then wipe the excess with paper towel leave for 24 hours and then re coat.



thank you for looking and I hope that it is easy to follow. I hope to see a few square bowls posted on here soon. keep your fingers clear and happy turning. time taken for this bowl was 2hrs.

Edited By dennis wake on 09/06/2014 23:09:29

sad sam15/06/2014 12:31:03
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hi denis a good explanation mate well done

dennis wake15/06/2014 15:16:16
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thank you Robby.

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