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So I began carving out and hollowing my bowl. Everything went fine of course. Even tried out my new tool rests which fit perfectly. How ever the deeper into the project I get the more the chisels want to catch on the sides. So I decided to make it a bit shallower. In the end it didn't even really turn out the way I really wanted it to. How ever I still finished it off. But I guess I'll try again soon LOL. Not sure if I want to continue with bowls or try something else with turning not sure at this point. But in my own opinion I think this first go was a failure.
I look back at some of my very early projects (and even later ones with which I've had difficulty) and have developed a motto: * do the best you can with your skill level today * learn something from your work * let your next one show your improved skill and * it's not a mistake, it's an opportunity for a design change And I have a poster in my shop to remind me: Skill is made, not born in us, and it advances best through difficulty. -- Charles Hayworth.