End grain bowl advice


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Hey ladies and gents,

Are there any particular rules of the road I should be aware of before tackling end grain bowls? I did some urban logging, and the growth rings on this cherry need to be seen! I just wanted to check with the pros before I fire it up.

thanks,

J4

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By "end grain bowl" do you mean a hollowed spindle turning (i.e. a pencil holder, goblet, or tall vase) or a face plate turning (i.e. a bowl or platter)?  Is the end grain facing down the length of the lathe or at 90 degrees to the bed?

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End grain offers more resistance to the tool and the surface will be rougher than the the long grain surfaces, but the difference is not that dramatic.  Just give it a spin and expect to do some sanding.

 

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