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Bowl from a Board #4: Glue up the Blank

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Blog entry by TerryDowning posted 378 days ago 697 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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With all the rings cut, it’s time to glue up the blank, again, I’m using regular titebond II.

First a Dry fit. Note the alignment of the centering lines. Also examine the grain. Now is the time to determine the final look of the bowl. Once the glue is set, there is no going back.

You only need glue where the layers meet. But don’t be stingy with the glue either. You want a string glue joint here.

Remember to align the layers just like your dry fit.

All clamped up. I’m not worrying about excess glue, it will be turned away when I do the final shaping.

I’ll let this dry overnight to make sure the glue is good and set.

Next is the final shaping back on the lathe.

Something I forgot to mention (because I forgot to do it). Take measurements on all four alignment marks when dry fitting and gluing up to get each disc as concentric as possible. Each disc should be equidistant from the next along all alignment marks. I forgot this step and the largest disc was horribly non concentric when shaping

-- - Terry



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