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After Dave excavated the bowl and trimmed the end grain, he sanded the inner bowl and was ready to add one more element – a stabilizing leg that would level the bowl. As I mentioned last week, each of the crotch bowl arms had a different thickness, and once laid flat on a surface, the bowl became off-kilter.

Read Part 1 Here

To level the bowl, we could have shaved off the thicker arms of the “Y” and reduced them to match the thickness of the narrowest arm or incorporated a detail that would pry it up just enough to look and feel level.

Dave and I thought the latter approach made more sense, and since Dave is also a turner, he decided to turn a small balancing leg and glue it into a counterbore hole.li

Here are some sketches I made to demonstrate the different design options for the leg to Dave. 

The angled hole and the leg. 


 

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