|Tips: Turning Bottom of Bowls|
Support for Turning Bottom of Bowls
An alternative to the "wooden running pads" described in another tip: Take one of the plastic nuts that is used in some plumbing connections, such as the flexible connector that attaches to water using appliances, and place it over the end of the conical live center. The point of the live center does not protrude past the open end of the plastic nut and thus provides a small circular support surface at the wood project.
~ Warnie Lore, West Virginia