Bowl gouge

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  • #8431
    woodywood
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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

  • #8432
    Dunc
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    Hi woodywood,

    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.

  • #8437
    woodywood
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    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

  • #8439
    Dunc
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    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?

     

  • #8459
    woodywood
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    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

  • #8494
    woodywood
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    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?

  • #8501
    Dunc
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    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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