Bowl Calipers

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  1. 8" iGaging Digital Calipers Measure Out Woodturnings on LCD Display / Rockler How-to

    8" iGaging Digital Calipers Measure Out Woodturnings on LCD Display / Rockler How-to

    Calipers Measure Out Woodturnings on LCD Display posted on April 1, 2011 by Woodworker's Journal iGaging's Digital calipers come with a wide measuring radius, which make them perfect for measuring bowls and other turning projects. Need a wider caliper for sizing the openings of your turned bowls and…

  2. Furniture Making Techniques: Creating Projects on a Spindle Lathe / Rockler How-to

    Furniture Making Techniques: Creating Projects on a Spindle Lathe / Rockler How-to

    …Mark your transitions, tapers, etc. Maintaining diameter while you're turning long, thin items is important, so keep a calipers on hand to regularly check your piece. Use calipers to check your diameters. (My bowl-based look-see method didn't work!) Make a "test leg" from well prepared scrap lumber.…

  3. The Essential Tools for Spindle Turning / Rockler How-to

    The Essential Tools for Spindle Turning / Rockler How-to

    …on a bowl gouge is at a shorter angle, which makes for a less grabby cut. When I have a student who is struggling to master a spindle gouge, I have him or her try a bowl gouge, usually with much greater success. When I'm struggling with spindle turning, I grab a bowl gouge. Bad days: bowl gouges.…

  4. How to Make a Jam Chuck Hamburger Patty Press / Rockler How-to

    How to Make a Jam Chuck Hamburger Patty Press / Rockler How-to

    …2. Round out the base blank with a bowl gouge, just as if you were starting to turn a bowl. Using a bowl gouge, rough the blank down to round (Figure 2). Remember, this is not spindle turning. You will need to cut in from the sides just like turning a bowl. 3. Make a dovetail tenon to fit your…

  5. A Router Technique We Can't Endorse / Rockler How-to

    A Router Technique We Can't Endorse / Rockler How-to

    …with a Jacobs chuck- like socket for whisks. Now if you think you know where I am going with this, you are probably correct. I got out the dial calipers and the shaft of the hand whisk was exactly 1/4". Woo Whoo!my first problem was solved. I could use the standard 1/2" to 1/4" bushing. I go out to…

  6. How to Make Vases with Ring, Insert and Scraping Woodturning Tools / Rockler How-to

    How to Make Vases with Ring, Insert and Scraping Woodturning Tools / Rockler How-to

    …with bowl gouges. I prefer to turn green wood, because it cuts a lot easier and generates less heat than dry wood, but plenty of people turn dry. You can orient the workpiece with the grain either parallel or perpendicular to the axis of the lathe. Most turners prefer perpendicular, or "bowl,"

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