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My lathe journeys. #17: ... 'nother bowl, a pecan "platter"

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Blog entry by JoeinGa posted 02-15-2015 10:57 PM 1299 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 16: ... faceplate mount using notebook paper. Who knew? :-) Part 17 of My lathe journeys. series Part 18: ... More pecan. A bowl this time. »

Started out with a slab of pecan. About 11” X 9” X 1.75”thick. Thought I might try for some sort of “dish” instead of a bowl this time.
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It’s got some cracks and voids on the sides that I know I’ll have to deal with later.
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As I started turning, I realize that if I keep turning till it’s round, this is gonna wind up pretty small, so I figured if I left 2 of the sides “flat” it might be sorta rectangle shaped when finished.
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Yeah, another shot of the cracks in the ends…
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My friend at church who turns swears by Superglue, (as well as some of you here also use it) so I figured “Why not?” I put several layers in, allowing an hour for drying between applications, because I was putting it in pretty thick as it seeped down into those voids.
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After the fact I thought I should have used some sawdust when I was filling in with the Superglue, because when done you can see it didn’t fill the cracks flush. But it looks ok with the over-all “rustic” look of the finished project.
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All in all, I’m pleased with the look of this one. The pecan has some really nice color contrasts in it. Lets see, 2 coats of Danish oil and 3 coats of spray Lacquer from a rattle can finish it off.
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Thanks for looking and as usual, comments, complaints, and critiques are welcome.

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Jerry

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#1 posted 02-16-2015 12:57 AM

Well I think thats’ just absolutelu beautiful! Great job and great save on those cracks.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#2 posted 02-16-2015 04:06 AM

You did that piece of Pecan some justice. This has been on my list for awhile to do a turning like this. Yours is really good, hope mine turns out that cool.

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

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#3 posted 02-16-2015 03:01 PM

thanks guys. I know I still have a long way to go to get as good as some of the stuff I see being turned here….
Just gotta keep at it, and practice, practice, practice. :-)

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#4 posted 02-16-2015 04:20 PM

As always, Joe, another really nice project. I do believe you are becoming quite the master bowl turner!

-- Ed

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#5 posted 07-28-2015 07:59 AM

In case you haven’t tried this by now, Joe. Five-Minute Epoxy pressed in and over a sizable crack, a piece of tape over it, a thumb to moosh it in, a few minutes to set,and you have a really stable thing in less than an hour. Epoxy, as I understand it, neither shrinks nor expands. The tape also serves to keep it from dribbling out when you roll it over to work on the other side. Added benefit is that you’re left with a translucent crack. And if translucent doesn’t ring your bell, there’s an LJ who colors and adds stuff to the epoxy. Wait here a minute. I’ll go get the name for you…........................................Tyskkvinna. See One Log, Two Projects.
I know from one of your earlier projects that you’re not averse to building up material to fill an open space (that was pretty amazing), but, CA glue? Epoxy fills so much more space, has a longer open time (five minutes is a really long time , compared to CA’s few seconds, and, you can manipulate it as it flows into the crack, whereas CA goes where it wants without much concern for what you think about it.
I know. I’m gonna get two of three projects farther along and find you doing it. If so, nevermind.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 07-28-2015 08:08 AM

You see, I was able to go pretty thin on this because I knew the epoxy would keep it from blowing apart. I really wish I had figured this out prior to my Rose Fist. I really could have gone to town on it. As it happened, it could do no more than bore a hole – hollowing was out of the question.
Enough about that. On to #18.
Joe, I really don’t intend to have something to say on every one of them. I hope I don’t. I’m just so excited for you that I want, somehow, to be a part of your journey.

-- Mark

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#7 posted 07-28-2015 08:39 PM

Joe, I really don’t intend to have something to say on every one of them. I hope I don’t. I’m just so excited for you that I want, somehow, to be a part of your journey.

—Mark

Thanks for the kind comments Mark !

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