Woodturning is said to be the safest form of woodworking, that said it can still be dangerous and care should be taken at all times

The methods and procedures I show here are what I do at the moment and feel safe doing, I am not suggesting that you should do things the same way, that is up to you, if you don’t feel safe doing it one way find another way of doing it.

Above all take care and remember if this is your hobby it is supposed to be fun so enjoy it.

I now go back to working on the inside of the bowl but there comes a stage where you cant reach anymore because the Centre support and tail stock get in the way.   So it is now time to remove the Centre support, before I do this I now always stop the lathe and check that the chuck is tight as I once had one come flying out as soon as the Centre column was cut.

Now with the center removed you can go on to finish the inside, one word of warning here be careful and take light cuts.   If you catch one of the corners you could break it or pull the bowl out of the chuck.

Once you are happy with the shape sand and finish the whole bowl.

The next job is to remove the spigot to do this I put a piece of wood in the chuck and turn it to the shape of the inside of the bowl

I then put a piece of router or non slip mat over it and put the bowl in place and bring up the tail stock.

You can then turn and finish the base leaving as small a piece supporting it as you feel happy with, then take it off the lathe and remove the last piece, sand and finish

You now have the finished bowl.

Once you have done this you can now go on to make variations on a theme by altering the measurements so instead of a 3 x 3 x 3 cube you could try a 3 x 3 x 4 and see what you get.   Below are a couple of examples of the shapes you could end up with.

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