Quick Lathe Tip: Marking Lumps In Bowls

Quick Lathe Tip: Marking Lumps In Bowls

  Quick Lathe Tip: Marking Lumps Inside Bowls I’m constantly chasing the perfect transition inside bowls, but sometimes with light colored wood it’s hard to see exactly where I need to remove the material and I end up taking away too much. So here’s what I like to do to help find the exact spot I need to take care of. I start by identifying the area with my fingers. Then I mark the front and back of the lump with a pencil Next I spin the bowl by hand…

Cut Centered Grooves With No Measuring

Cut Centered Grooves With No Measuring

Cutting centered grooves is a really quick and easy process and doesn’t require measuring or a dado blade. Many times this process is faster than setting up your dado blade to the proper width, especially if you only have a few boards to cut. Step 1: Set your blade height and fence OK OK…. So you do need to measure a little, but this is just to set the proper height of the blade. After the blade height is set slide your fence over until the board you are cutting…