I'm starting to try my hand at small faceplate cups or bowls - nothing over
4" diameter and 3" deep yet.
Having a problem getting a smooth finish on the interior of the bowl. Don't
have the hang of getting a smooth cut on the inside walls with a gouge so I
use various round scrapers. This gives me some rough areas where there is
end grain. Can't seem to simply sand it out. Do I just need more practice or
is there something I've missed.
Mainly using claro walnut burl, maple and even some pine test pieces - same
result - rough spots on the inner and sometimes outer walls where there is
end grain. I buy the waxed blanks from various places and the wood is
usually from damp to wet, if that makes any difference.
- posted 8 years ago