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Postby SeanHellman » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:51 pm

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I have made 3 separate nested bowls so far. These are only small 12 inch diameter with rather too small inner bowl. What diameter should the inner bowl be on a 12 inch bowl be? Is it possible to get 3 bowls out of this?
On a 14 inch bowl I assume I should be able to get 3 bowls what would the size of the second bowl be? Unfortunatly the bowl above has a slightly too thin base, not my usual problem, mainly down to the fact that my curved hook tool was not curved enough.
On the bowl below a large bark inclusion and wavy grain did not help the turning, as well as, again, the hook tool was the wrong curve.
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Re: nested bowls

Postby robin wood » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:25 pm

There is no right and wrong and no size the inner bowls should be. I would certainbly get 3 out of a 12" but the way to start is exactly as you are first leave as a big a core as you can, then one day you find the core is big enough for a small bowl then as yopu get better at undercutting and working blond you can work through a narrower gap.
Out of interest I just measured a nest and the outer diameter of each bowl was 14", 11", 8", 5.5"
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Re: nested bowls

Postby SeanHellman » Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:10 pm

robin wood wrote: as yopu get better at undercutting and working blond you can work through a narrower gap.

Cheers for that Robin, Do I have to really dye my hair, when nesting bowls? or is it more of a blond state of mind? :lol:

Defiantly need to make new tools.
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Re: nested bowls

Postby robin wood » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:48 am

Did you not know Lailey, Jack Jordan and myself all blond, it's the only way forward, although learning to cut blind helps too.
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Re: nested bowls

Postby bulldawg_65 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:48 pm

I just have to say I find it refreshing to know that the folks you think know everything there is to know about green woodworking are always learning as well. Keeps us newbs from getting too frustrated with our struggles in trying to learn the craft. :)
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Re: nested bowls

Postby SeanHellman » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:41 pm

The day I stop learning is the day I am dead.
I may have been spindle turning for 20 years but bowl turning I have only played around with for 3 years or so, I still have a lot to learn. It always helps to know what is possible, somehow knowing that Robin can get 3 bowls out of a 12 inch blank will push me forward to do the same, it speeds up the process. It could have taken me another 3 years to realise that perhaps I could do 3 bowls from the 12 inch blank. The power of the internet is a wonderful thing. It has upped my game no end and sharing stuff ups everyones game. We are progressing faster with this wonderful forum and internet in general.
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Re: nested bowls

Postby jarrod stonedahl » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:33 am

The power of the internet is a wonderful thing. It has upped my game no end and sharing stuff ups everyones game. We are progressing faster with this wonderful forum and internet in general.
here here to that Sean!
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