Finishing Bowl Bottoms on a Lathe

Duration: 5:36

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.

Modern Longworth Chuck System provided by Crafts Supplies USA. For more information, visit

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5 Responses to “Finishing Bowl Bottoms on a Lathe”
  1. Guest

    In the attached picture, would you make the top of the picture the bottom of the bowl?

    • WWGOA Team
      WWGOA Team

      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
        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
          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.