Jacaranda Wing-ed Bowl #2: Oh, those Tool Tracks

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Blog entry by Mark Wilson posted 10-30-2015 09:27 AM 839 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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In a Cuttus Interruptus, tool tracks are a nightmare. So far, for me, the lightest of touch and the sharpest of tool cannot send tool tracks to the cornfield. If anyone can advise me, much appreciation. Note: Shear Scraping has been tried. This next pair of Montages (Montagi?) illustrate the tilting-at-windmills that the process of removing tool tracks with tools can become. There comes a point where one has to resign oneself to the sandpaper, lest one remove too much material. That comes later.

Then, comes the sanding. I went to 400 grit, and I can see this wood starting to sing.

Thus ends this short Blog on the process. The next entry will begin with turning the Thing aroung in the chuck and seeing what comes of the top/inside. That’ll wait til daylight and sobriety. The time now is 0230, Friday.

Thanks for coming along.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 10-30-2015 12:19 PM

It sure is very difficult to hold the tool steady on a “Cuttis-interruptus” piece. I have the same problems. And, I use lots of sandpaper.
It’s the end results that matter, not how you get there. and that advice was given to me by a very talented Woodturner.
Jacaranda is a beautiful timber.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 10-30-2015 01:04 PM

An amazing transformation, Mark!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 10-30-2015 01:20 PM

That is getting into the propeller category! Careful work!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 10-30-2015 07:42 PM

Nice turning. And “montages” is correct – I believe Montagi is for multiple Romeos (One Montague, Two Montagi) :)
As for tilting at windmills, I see nothing futile or delusional or Quixotic in your work, but be careful of mixing Shakespeare with Cervantes or an Inquisitor might sentence you to execution by Armada. :)

Happy Halloween

-- Leafherder

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Mark Wilson

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#5 posted 10-30-2015 07:51 PM

John, you’re funny. You make me happy.
And, by the bye, the connection between “windmill” and “propeller” only just now dawned on me.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 10-30-2015 10:30 PM

Looking good Mark

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 11-01-2015 03:16 PM

I feel your pain Dude. I have also cut thru several pieces TRYING to cut closer and closer in hopes of getting rid of those dang tool marks!

I usually resort to one of these,

and a strip of this,

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Mark Wilson

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#8 posted 11-01-2015 08:41 PM

That’s what I did, Joe.

-- Mark

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