Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Roughing a Bowl, Video 7; turning the inside (b)

Here is that second part to roughing the bowl inside. Mostly it is finishing the bottom and removing the tenons including a catch and a flying bowl. Ooops. Any way, hope you enjoy this. I am amazed how many videos I can watch of wood flying in all directions.


m said...


I find your videos to be really great. My turning is "self" taught. There are no clubs within any reasonable driving distance. So I buy and read a lot of books and magazines. Commercially available DVDs are also helpful. But your web videos fill in a lot of voids that exist between what I need to know, and what I find elsewhere.

You seem to be able to reach closer to the neophyte in your explanations and video depictions of crucial stages that need to be understood before going on. The commercial DVDs remind me of some math courses that I took which were taught from a theoretical approach, rather than from the example approach that I seem to need. The math standard "It is therefore obvious that ..." may not exist in turning DVDs, but it might as well with some of the techniques referred to, but not really communicated.

I get a lot from your work, and want to let you know that your efforts are much appreciated and highly valued. Not only from this site, but the "Around the Woods" site as well. From the number of references I see on other woodturning blogs, it is obvious that I am not alone in the high regard which I hold your fine educational gifts.

And yes, I would very much like to know more about your experience with Oland tools, or any other topics you care to share with other turners.

Thank you again,

Darrell Feltmate said...

Thank you. My first degree was in math. Do I ever remember those famous words, "it is obvious that..." To me they meant hours of searching for the obvious. Mostly I now try to talk my way through what I wished I knew when I started and a lot of the time I feel like I am just starting.

By the way, if there is something you would like to see, video or otherwise, let me know and if possible, I will get it up on the web.