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My lathe journeys. #16: ... faceplate mount using notebook paper. Who knew? :-)

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Blog entry by JoeinGa posted 02-11-2015 12:47 AM 1452 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 15: ... Couple more bowls.... practice, practice, practice. Part 16 of My lathe journeys. series Part 17: ... 'nother bowl, a pecan "platter" »

A few weeks back I asked about this method of using paper to put on the mounting block for turning on the lathe. Got a bunch of good answers. (Thanks!) And yesterday I finally got around to trying it.
First I tried using superglue …. the block popped off after just a few minutes of turning. I dunno, perhaps I didn’t use enough glue?
So I re-mounted the piece with paper using Titebond II. Well. waddya know. It works!
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Just a few easy taps on the chisel and it came right off. Sanded off without much effort using 100grit on the ROS,
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Oh yeah, and here the bowl that I did it with. The guy that gave me this wood said it was “Tupelo Gum”
This bowl is about 7” across the top and maybe 8” at the base
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#1 posted 02-11-2015 01:04 AM

Good lookin’ bowl there Joe … Isn’t that “Tupelo Gum” one of the Eucalyptus variety ?

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#2 posted 02-11-2015 01:04 AM

Good lookin’ bowl there Joe … Isn’t that “Tupelo Gum” one of the Eucalyptus variety ?

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#3 posted 02-11-2015 02:34 AM

I see your on to new trials with the lathe. Nice work on the bowl. I always wanted to try super glue on the block since it would dry faster. Glad it fell off on you and not me. Haha. Just kidding. Now I know that doesn’t work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 02-11-2015 01:50 PM

Grumpy, I’m not too sure if it is. I’ll ask him next time I see him.

Dave, With the superglue, I just put a “ring” around the edge of the mounting block. Didn’t take too much for it to come off. When I re-mounted using the Titebond II I put a thin layer on the whole thing.
My friend at church swears by the superglue. I’ll have to ask him how much he uses.

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#5 posted 02-11-2015 01:51 PM

Almost forgot, this bowl only has 3 coats of Danish oil on it. I’m going to spray a few coats of lacquer on it today.

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#6 posted 02-12-2015 11:04 PM

Great bowl. The paper trick works well, but you can also just glue the mounting block onto the workpiece and then reverse the bowl and turn it off when finished. Many use superglue around the circumference of the block because it is strong enough and drys in just a couple of minutes.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 02-12-2015 11:36 PM

Thanks for that tip Mike

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#8 posted 02-14-2015 08:44 AM

Good afternoon. Glue has to dry at a temperature + 20C. I see that it white. It isn’t normal. Either not joiner’s or low temperature.

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#9 posted 02-14-2015 09:28 AM

It is heavy to me to explain, I badly know English.
1. Why to glue?? Drill an opening in preparation and fix on the boss’s cams. You draw in a cone and to sharpen from above and a little bit in a nutria (the cone how many allows). You clean a cone and you finish processing inside.

-- Ganchik Sasha

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#10 posted 02-14-2015 03:07 PM

ganchik,,, that white you see is a piece of white notebook paper I used between the mating surfaces of the wood. It was plenty dry, I had let it set overnight before turning the bowl.

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#11 posted 07-27-2015 05:57 AM

I see a lot of hot glue being used in glue-chuck mounting. I think I’ve done it once. Not with paper, though. (Brown bag paper, as I understand it allows a better bond because of its absorbency.) If you’re gonna do what Stefang said, no paper’s necessary.

-- Mark

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#12 posted 07-27-2015 05:58 AM

I’m a little more than half way through this now. I’ll return to it.

-- Mark

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#13 posted 07-27-2015 08:38 PM

I’ve about given up on the paper between the glue mounts. Every time I try it, sometime during the turning the paper bond fails and piece flies off the lathe. I’m gonna stick with just gluing the mounting block to the work piece and use a chisel to separate them when done.

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