Anatomy Of A Turned Bowl

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Bowl turning is one of the most popular small shop hobbies for woodworkers. But how much do you know about it?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Bowls are made up of three basic elements.  They are:

    • A.

      Body, interior, exterior

    • B.

      Interior, rim, and body

    • C.

      Rim, body, base

    • D.

      Foot, base, stem

    Correct Answer
    C. Rim, body, base
    Explanation
    Bowls are made up of three basic elements: rim, body, and base. The rim is the upper edge of the bowl that helps in holding and lifting it. The body is the main part of the bowl that holds the contents. The base is the bottom of the bowl that provides stability and support. These three elements together make up the structure of a bowl.

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  • 2. 

    For the base of a wood bowl, you should:

    • A.

      Always make it flat

    • B.

      Make it thicker than the sides

    • C.

      Apply green felt to it

    • D.

      Have the base fit the intended function of the bowl

    Correct Answer
    D. Have the base fit the intended function of the bowl
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to have the base fit the intended function of the bowl. This means that the base should be designed in a way that it serves the purpose for which the bowl is being made. It may need to be flat or have a specific shape or thickness depending on the intended use of the bowl. This ensures that the bowl is functional and practical for its intended purpose.

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  • 3. 

    The thickness of the sides of a wood bowl:

    • A.

      Should always be 1/8-inch thick

    • B.

      Should always be of uniform thickness

    • C.

      Should have a curve

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
    Explanation
    The thickness of the sides of a wood bowl can vary depending on the design, size, and intended use of the bowl. It is not necessary for the sides to be 1/8-inch thick, as they can be thicker or thinner depending on the desired aesthetic and functionality. Similarly, the sides do not have to be of uniform thickness, as variations in thickness can add visual interest to the bowl. Additionally, while the sides typically have a curve, it is not a requirement as there are also flat-sided bowls. Therefore, none of the given options accurately describe the thickness of the sides of a wood bowl.

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  • 4. 

    The measure of perfection in a turned-wood bowl is:

    • A.

      A bowl designed with attention paid to its intended function

    • B.

      The largest one on display

    • C.

      The bowl with the thinnest walls

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. A bowl designed with attention paid to its intended function
    Explanation
    A turned-wood bowl that is designed with attention paid to its intended function is considered to be a measure of perfection. This means that the bowl is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also practical and functional. The design takes into consideration how the bowl will be used and ensures that it is suitable for its intended purpose. This attention to detail and functionality is what sets it apart as the correct answer.

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  • 5. 

    If you are making a bowl for holding popcorn

    • A.

      It should be really large if you like a lot of popcorn and don’t want to continually refill the bowl

    • B.

      Have a round bottom so that it sits comfortably in your lap

    • C.

      Be sturdy enough so that when it’s dropped it doesn’t crack—bowls easily slip out of buttery fingers!

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because all the given statements are true. If you like a lot of popcorn and don't want to refill the bowl frequently, it should be really large. A bowl with a round bottom would sit comfortably in your lap while you enjoy your popcorn. Additionally, it should be sturdy enough to withstand accidental drops, as buttery fingers can cause bowls to slip easily. Therefore, all the given options are valid criteria for making a bowl for holding popcorn.

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  • 6. 

    Salad bowls

    • A.

      Should be painted on the inside

    • B.

      Should be large enough so that a large salad can be tossed

    • C.

      Shouldn’t exist because you don’t like greens

    • D.

      Have round bottoms so that you can tip them toward you when serving yourself

    Correct Answer
    B. Should be large enough so that a large salad can be tossed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that salad bowls should be large enough so that a large salad can be tossed. This is because when making a salad, it is important to have enough space in the bowl to mix and toss all the ingredients together effectively. If the bowl is too small, it can be difficult to properly combine all the ingredients and ensure that the dressing is evenly distributed. Therefore, a larger salad bowl allows for easier tossing and mixing, resulting in a well-mixed and flavorful salad.

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  • 7. 

    The rim of a bowl

    • A.

      Is sometimes not apparent, but always there

    • B.

      Can be twice as large as the body of the bowl

    • C.

      Can curve inward to invite the eye into the bowl

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The given answer "All of the above" is correct because the statement mentions three possible characteristics of the rim of a bowl. It states that the rim can sometimes not be apparent but is always present, it can be twice as large as the body of the bowl, and it can curve inward to invite the eye into the bowl. Therefore, all three statements are true, making "All of the above" the correct answer.

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  • 8. 

    The kind of wood to use for a pleasing bowl

    • A.

      Should be limited to only oak

    • B.

      Can be made from any type of wood

    • C.

      Must be made from wood that is at least 3-inches thick

    • D.

      Depends on the time of year you are making the bowl

    Correct Answer
    B. Can be made from any type of wood
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Can be made from any type of wood." This is because the question is asking about the kind of wood to use for a pleasing bowl, and it states that it can be made from any type of wood. Therefore, there is no restriction on the type of wood that can be used, and any type of wood can be used to make a pleasing bowl.

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  • 9. 

    All thin-walled bowls

    • A.

      Will warp to some extent over time

    • B.

      Will eventually crack

    • C.

      Should be less than 1/64-inch thick

    • D.

      A & B

    Correct Answer
    A. Will warp to some extent over time
    Explanation
    Thin-walled bowls are prone to warping over time due to various factors such as changes in temperature and humidity. This is because the thin walls are more susceptible to the stress caused by these environmental changes. However, it does not necessarily mean that they will eventually crack. The statement "Will warp to some extent over time" accurately describes the behavior of thin-walled bowls, making it the correct answer.

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  • 10. 

    The process of designing a bowl with a pleasing rim, body, and base is

    • A.

      Just too difficult to figure out

    • B.

      Something that should be left to your spouse

    • C.

      Like putting together a puzzle of your own design

    • D.

      Not important

    Correct Answer
    C. Like putting together a puzzle of your own design
    Explanation
    Designing a bowl with a pleasing rim, body, and base is compared to putting together a puzzle of your own design. This suggests that the process requires careful consideration and creativity, as one must carefully select and arrange the different elements of the bowl to achieve a visually appealing and cohesive result. It implies that designing a bowl is a complex and intricate task that involves problem-solving and artistic skills, rather than being too difficult to figure out or unimportant.

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