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Blog entry by Wizzy posted 09-18-2014 04:26 PM 1110 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am turning a segmented bowl with bloodwood and maple. The problem is that in the sanding process the bloodwood is bleeding into the maple. Any cure out there for this problem?



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Jake

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#1 posted 09-18-2014 07:43 PM

None that I know of, I have made a similar mistake with a cutting board and pretty well had to scrap it.

Depending on the size of the bowl you can try a card scraper for the insides, which is difficult , on the outsides you can actually use a small block plane or something similar while the lathe is turning.

But as long as you are creating dust it will bleed, because you can’t really seal off the pores in maple and then sand the bowl so that the pores stay sealed.

-- Measure twice, cut once, cut again for good measure.

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Grumpymike

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#2 posted 09-20-2014 07:04 PM

Your Bloodwood is bleeding ??? Oh, that’s ‘Punny’

I have a segmented bowl in progress that uses bloodwood maple and cherry, I’m not to the final sanding phase yet so I haven’t noticed this happening … yet …
have you tried a lot of air pressure or washing it down with Mineral Spirits
Seems to me that it’s the sanding dust getting into the maple??

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

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Grumpymike

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#3 posted 06-12-2015 10:58 PM

Hey Wizzy …
I am working on a Keepsake box with Bloodwood, and Holly stringing … I ran into the same problem … after trying several things I used a card scraper to clean it up and remove the sanding dust … Wholla! works like a champ … So I quit sanding and used the card scraper and solved the Bleed.

I don’t know what you will do on the lathe, Will a scraper with the finest of cuts work for you???

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

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