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bowl warping

updated fri 20 nov 98


The Buchanans on thu 19 nov 98

I'll add a couple of things to the warping bowl string. When inverting a =
hard bowl it's easy to put too much pressure on each side as you flip it.
a bat on the top of the bowl after cutting it loose and flipping the whole =
sandwitch before releasing it with a quick twist is a sure cure.

If I have to make bowls without a bat I seal the top with a sheet of paper
lifting. Gently lay any kind of smooth paper on the finished bowl and seal =
your finger ride on the rim. The air trapped inside makes the bowl it very
rigid. Don't remove the paper until the bowl is leather hard.

Judi B.