Turn a Green Wood Bowl: Finishing a Bowl
Part 4 of 4: Use a jam chuck to turn a foot and part the finished bowl from the lathe
The final step to turning a bowl or vessel on the lathe is to cut a stable foot for the piece to rest on. In this video, the last in this four-part series, Southern California wood turner Howard Lewin demonstrates his process for cutting and finishing the foot on a green wood bowl.
First he finds the center, then he uses a jam chuck to hold the nearly finished bowl on the lathe. A small gouge and some careful cuts are all that’s required to complete a bowl or vessel project.
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