This large diameter bowl turning attachment was designed for a Poolewood PW28/40 lathe (see drawing). A similar device might well be used on other lathes with a swivelling head.
Follow along at the link and discover how easy it is to produce a beautiful and functional pedestal bowl on the lathe.
Follow along at the link as they take you step-by-step through the process of turning a bowl on the lathe.
This segmented bowl project is meant for at least intermediate woodturners. Follow along through the pictures and instructions to create your own segmented bowl.
Recently I was asked to explain how to turn a natural edged, end grain bowl. That is, a bowl with the grain running parallel to the lathe bed and the edge of the log left as the bowl edge. If you want a smooth edged bowl, just turn the piece round as you start. It will make sense as we go.
Not surprisingly, a natural edged bowl starts with a log. Here is a fairly dry piece of cherry, complete with a radial split along which I plan to cut, leaving me with two half logs to choose from for bowls.