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12th May 2015, 04:25 PM
I thought it was time I tried out my new extended bowl jaws.
Previously I had been limited to a maximum of about 270mm diam. by the capacity of the jaws ,but this one is about 310mm diam. by about 80mm high . Although the jaws have a capacity of over 400mm ,it is probably not practicle to go much larger . I found that when I tilted the bowl offcentre to hollow it out , the maximum speed I could turn at was about 850 rpm because of imbalance vibration .
The timber is camphor laurel and it has had about five coats of DO . The textured rim has had gold gilders wax rubbed into it then buffed .
Comments welcome.

12th May 2015, 06:15 PM
Hello Ted,
I think the recommended top speed is no more than 500-600rpm?. I use mine at that level for safety. Hope that helps, Drillit.

12th May 2015, 06:15 PM
I have been know to do this automatically :U your deliberate version looks way superior to mine. :2tsup:

12th May 2015, 08:10 PM
nice job Ted... :2tsup:


12th May 2015, 08:31 PM
Hi ted,
Well done , looks great and I bet it smelt good too!

13th May 2015, 09:56 AM
Thanks for the comments.
Drillit I may have confused you .The 850 rpm I refered to , was the maximum safe speed I could run at when I was hollowing out the bowl . When I had it on the bowl jaws ,to take off the tennon , I probably was only running at about 300 rpm . Actually Vicmarc jaws are rated at 1000rpm ,it's written on the back , but I wouldn't run my modified jaws that fast .

Rod Gilbert
13th May 2015, 06:05 PM
Very nice indeed the edge work looks great, nice clean lines very nice piece of camphor it does turn well comes of the tool so sweet(what a weed). You have made a very nice bowl,where would you source Gilders wax from.
Regards Rod.

14th May 2015, 04:31 PM
Really nice going on the bowl.

14th May 2015, 04:50 PM
I bought my gilders wax from my local craft shop .It is called "rub-n-buff".This and other brands are available on e-bay .

Sawdust Maker
14th May 2015, 05:25 PM
nice work!

14th May 2015, 09:11 PM

what everyone else said - a very nice bowl (as usual). It is an art you have in making a reasonably simple looking bowl look so good. It is great you keep posting your work - it is inspiring.