George Vondriska teaches you about the benefits of using a Modern Longworth Chuck System to finish the bottom of a bowl that you are turning on a woodworking lathe. The jaws help to better grip the bowl with a snug fit so that you can more easily craft the bottom of the bowl and get rid of that ugly tenon.


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  • Chris Butler

    Would you make the top of the attached picture the bottom of the bowl?

    • Customer Service

      Hi Chris, It’s difficult to see from the picture which way the growth rings are pointed. On bowls I like to have the growth rings up, such that the rings look like a smile.

      • Chris Butler

        Hi, thanks for the reply. If the rings are shaped in the smile (like this sample) is the bowl bottom up or down?

        • George Vondriska

          Sorry for the slow response. I didn’t see your second question until today. The bowl in the picture above is sitting right side up, bottom down, as it’s shown.