A good collection of lathe tuning projects on how to make all types of wooden bowls. These free woodworking plans are hosted by a variety of woodworking web sites.
To build your own collapsible bandsaw bowl you have to master the steps of cutting a spiral shape on the bandsaw. You could also use your scroll saw. The secret is cutting the spiral on an angle. Watch the video at the link and follow along with the step-by-step instructions.
By Dick Gerard - As I tell my students, there are no right or wrong ways to turn. If you are happy with a particular tool making a particular cut or scrape, and if you are pleased with the end results, then that is the right inches way to do it.
If you love wooden bowls, you will enjoy the accomplishment of designing and turning your own bowls on a wood lathe. It is relatively quick and easy to do once you get the hang of using the lathe and the specific tools required. This decorative wood pedestal bowl can be used for many purposes, such as a salad bowl, storing fruit, shells, etc. The dark, rich walnut wood pedestal and overall design will compliment other furniture and decorations wherever it is displayed in the home.
While some say there are three stages to turning a bowl, for me there are four. Number one is getting the wood. If you go to the wood store it can be expensive in a hurry. While that may be okay for the occasional special piece, I like to start at the firewood pile.
Recently I was asked to explain how to turn a natural edged, end grain bowl. That is, a bowl with the grain running parallel to the lathe bed and the edge of the log left as the bowl edge. If you want a smooth edged bowl, just turn the piece round as you start. It will make sense as we go.
Diagram only with dimensional information. When I constructed Complex Curves for the What is Up section, I played fast and loose with some of the details of the plan and got an unexpected result. This plan is what I actually constructed.
This is a display or serving piece that is the foundation for the swirl bowl in my Gallery section [at this link]. This free woodworking plans and lathe turning woodworking projects page is courtesy of Segmented Turning web site.
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