On the inside
Synopsis: Peter Child jumps right into sharing tips on how to turn bowls, such as completing the turning of the outside of the bowl before removing any wood from the inside, to prevent problems with vibration. He lists problems awaiting amateurs and explains how to prevent those mistakes. His instructions include easy ways out that he doesn’t always recommend but that will help lead to increased confidence, along with proper stance and scraping and sanding advice. Detailed photos illustrate the step-by-step methods he discusses.
It is preferable to turn the outside of a bowl until it is ready to finish-sand before removing any wood from the inside. This should prevent troublesome vibration. Then, starting on the inside, there are three main problems facing the amateur: