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May 2010 Meeting - Alan Quandee
Turning Footed Bowls

Alan Quandee
Sample footed bowl
Another sample footed bowl
Another sample footed bowl
Square block 6x6x2 inches
Find the center point & mark
Draw circle for tendon on bottom
Chuck holding wood on drive side
Cut notch for tendon, using circle as guide, with parting tool about 1/4 inch deep
Reverse wood - mark center. Draw circle for tendon
Draw about 3.5 inch circle to mark top
Cut another tendon and mark recess for top
Turn the top side of the bowl
Top side about done
Reverse piece
Form bottom of bowl and legs/feet - leave tendon
Bottom done for now
Reverse piece
Turn inside of bowl - leave 1/2 inch in bottom - make lip for top adjusting to fit bottom side of bowl. Inside of bowl can be sanded
Wood for lid 3/4 to 1 inch roughed out on band saw
Measure opening for lid
Transfer to lid
Mount lid pressed hard against chuck
Turn tendon on lid
Reverse lid
Make lid size to fit the bowl
Fit bowl on lid - just a little loose
Concave bottom of lid
Make lip sharp point so lid does not wobble. Sand/finish bottom of lid
Use bowl as jam chuck for lid
Turn top of lid to shape of bowl and blend in
Use masking tape to hold lid while finishing
Finish turning lid
Drill hole for finial with 3/8 inch bit about 1/8 inch deep
Special jam chuck
Reverse bowl using jam chuck or vacuum chuck
Using rubber bands on legs and screws to hold bowl on chuck
Finish turning bottom of bowl
Measure and mark for band saw