Reverse Chuck And Finish A Green Turned Bowl

Walnut Wood Bowl

While waiting for my recent wet walnut bowl to dry, I decided to actually finish another one I rough turned several years ago. (It did not really need that long to dry).

This bowl I held between a closed chuck and the tailstock to refine the mounting tenon and then to re-turn the exterior. While I was at it, I sanded and finished the exterior with walnut oil.

After reversing in again into the tenon, I turned, sanded and finished the interior.

Then reversing it yet one more time to complete the foot.

I think it’s beautiful. I hope my sister can enjoy it.

3 Responses to “Reverse Chuck And Finish A Green Turned Bowl”

  1. Lou Jacobs says:

    Thanks so much for this terrific video. This is exactly the kind of thing I’m anxious to see. I wonder when you said you held the bowl with a closed chuck, did you have any kind of pad in between the bowl and the chuck? Sheet of rubber or something similar perhaps? I’m just getting used to this kind of turning and finding your videos wonderfully instructive. That is a beautiful piece of walnut! Thanks again.

    • Alan says:

      When I put the bowl against the closed chuck, I did not use any padding. At that point, I knew I needed to turn the inside of the bowl. Any dents or marks from the chuck would be removed with the first cuts with my gouge. Had it slipped, I would have put a piece of sanding pad in between. I often use the same sanding pad material when I want to pad a finished bowl on a jamb chuck.
      Thanks for the question.
      Alan Stratton

  2. Barry says:

    Congratulations on a beautiful piece of art! So many of my projects are “drying” or better, “postponed” before completion, it’s nice to see finished products and projects.