Wood Turning a Bowl: Lathe

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Wood turning a bowl requires access to a lathe. Learn how a lathe works in wood turning with tips from a wood turning expert in this free video on wood crafts.

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Let me introduce you to the lathe when we are turning this bowl. So when I talk about the various parts you'll understand where I am at. We have got the head stock here and the spindle and this is where we attach our chucks or our face plates. We have the tool rest banjo which moves the tool rest itself back and forth. This is our tool rest and we have the tail stock. The next thing we need to move to is our chucks. The chucks are what we are going to do to grip the wood or to mount the wood on to the lathe. We are going to start out with a screw center chuck and that screw center chuck we are going to drill a hole in the top of the blank and that will go right in to it and that will mount it on to the lathe. This is going to be the inside of the bowl and this will be the outside of the bowl. After we have turned it we have got to mount it then into our chuck. After we have shaped the outside we will mount it into the chuck here and that will allow us then to work on the rim of the bowl here and then to scoop down inside, just with a regular four jaw self centering chuck. Now once we get that all done we are going to need to go back and clean up this area right here on that. What we have done is we have taken our four jaw self centering chuck and we have taken the jaws off here, taken those off, and we have put these big jaws on. These big jaws are going to allow us, let me lift it up so you can see it, you can see how the chuck is on the back there. That is going to open and contract and that is going to allow us to put our bowl here and adjust these bumpers down so we can grip it again. So all the bumpers will be down and then we can grip it and then we can turn this last little bit off. So we are going to be flipping this a whole bunch of times but it is a nice way to be able to finish the entire bowl inside, outside, and foot on the lathe. We are ready to mount it up.

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