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I’ve been turning for a week but I can’t get to grips with bowl turning.OK I’m only trying an egg cup but I get catch after catch I am usin a 10mm gouge with standard grind.
I might just be doing it wrong but it’s winding me up
Any advice would be great
Have you had a look at our new series of Learn to Turn videos?
Episode 1 can be found here
Episodes 2 and 3 may also be of use to you.
Yes I have watched them all twice and I get how to do it but I have resorted to carbide tips to remove the wood as when I do it its pants.
Next thing Edd will tell me is to get some tuition and that will sort me out but as yet it’s out of my reach
Are you able to upload a video of your turning to YouTube? If you can get a good view of what you are doing it might show where your issue is?
Dunc I have been back and watched Ed and it looked like I was not running the bevel because now I can get it to work.Will have a look at posting a pic if I can work out how
One or two things have me a little puzzled I am using a 3/8th bowl gouge with a standard grind could this be a little big for the egg cup I’m trying to make?
And would a fingernail grind also help?
Hi Woody, yes the 3/8″ is too big. You would be better off with a smaller size gouge or a spindle gouge.
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