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Old 11-07-13, 09:17 AM   #10
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I don't like to turn dry wood for bowls, but if you do want to dry wood, the best way is drop the chunk of wood in a paper bag filled with shavings or saw dust and wait a number of months, if you rush it it will crack, then when you put it on the lathe it will fly apart and hit you in the face!

Make sure you have a good chuck that has a good grip on the wood, often to do this you have to turn a ring on what will be the base of the bowl that the chuck will grab, or if you want to make a vary shallow bowl or plate you can take a disk of wood and using double sided tape, tape it on to a face plate, but doing that increases your chances of the whole thing flying off and for some reason when that happens it tends to aim for your face.
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