I spent most of the morning lowering the action on some ukuleles that a friend brought back from Mexico, then I needed to finish turning the bowls I have been working on. Then I got inspired and turned a third bowl. Took me the rest of the day to get them all done.
To finish the bottom of the bowl you must turn it around and hold it in a special set of plates that screw to the chuck. The bowl is held on by those eight gray rubber knobs clamped tight to the bowl.
Here it is all done and ready to be signed . The final step is to apply about three coats of finish.
Here is bowl #3. I got inspired and had to turn another. This one is about 6 inches deep and it still fit on the chuck holder.
Now things got labor intensive. This bowl was too large to fit on the Chuck extension device so I dragged out my large bowl holder that I made years ago for really large bowls. I have five different padded rings to fit all sizes of bowls. They are bolted to this large circular plate which has a lathe fitting bolted to its back.
Here it is attached to the lathe
And here it is completed and ready for signing and finishing.