I’m looking for a better way to rough out wood for bowl turning. I sometimes turn 20-24″ bowls , which are roughed out on the band saw, prior to turning. Presently , I find the center on the log and add a plywood circle screwed to the bottom. The plywood has a center hole thats put on a pivot, and turned around to get the diameter needed.
It’s difficult to get the blade started and the pivot is on a seperate stand , which makes the hard to handle a large piece of wood. There has to be a better way to do this any any help would be appreciated.